Memory in historical perspective of the pre-scientific knowledge and in the psychobiological research

  • Jeanny Joana Rodrigues Alves de Santana Universidade de São Paulo, FFCLRP/USP
  • Marina Massimi Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências de Letras de Ribeirão Preto Departamento de Psicologia
  • Cesar Alexis Galera Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências de Letras de Ribeirão Preto Departamento de Psicologia

Abstract

This paper aimed to establish a dialogue between the history of pre-scientific knowledge and experimental research on memory, pointing out the similarities between these concepts. Some topics such as the topographic description of working memory, the binding process in memory, the mental image and the concern about an interface between theory and practice in classical texts remain current. It is also noted that the debate over the years about how memory works generated a description of the psychobiological phenomenon, based on the integration of cognitive functions resulting in the performance of complex activities. The historical view about memory can contribute to the contemporary scientific practice, to allow the development of theoretical formulations and methods of research more coherent and integrated with the knowledge collected throughout history.

Author Biographies

Jeanny Joana Rodrigues Alves de Santana, Universidade de São Paulo, FFCLRP/USP

Psicóloga, Doutoranda em Psicobiologia pela FFCLRP/USP

Marina Massimi, Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências de Letras de Ribeirão Preto Departamento de Psicologia

Professora Titular da Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto-SP

Cesar Alexis Galera, Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências de Letras de Ribeirão Preto Departamento de Psicologia

Doutor em Psicologia pelo Instituto de Psicologia da USP, Livre Docente da FFCLRP-USP, atualmente chefe do Departamento de Psicologia.

Published
2013-02-08
How to Cite
Santana, J. J. R. A. de, Massimi, M., & Galera, C. A. (2013). Memory in historical perspective of the pre-scientific knowledge and in the psychobiological research. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 46(2). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v46i2.314