The Multi Store Model of Memory

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The Multi-Store Model of Memory

(Atkinson and Shiffrin)


  • It is linear - information travels in a straight line from sensory store to short term memory to long term memory
  • It is retrieved from long term memory when required
  • Memory stores are unitary - made of single parts. Sensory store, STM and LTM are all single stores that are distinct and seperate from each other 

The Sensory Store

Made up of 5 stores, one for


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