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Published: 2019-03-27

Styles of Reasoning in a Sensorimotor Operation in Humans

Katowice School of Economics, Katowice, Poland
Attention Intelligence Intellect Modalities’ Ladder Movements’ Management Matrix


The author presents an attempt at joining the concepts of intelligence by R.B. Cattell and attention by R.M. Nideffer, and including them into a system of a motor operation production, from stimulus reception through movements’ execution. Such a system may be presented as the movements’ management matrix. Joining the two-dimensional concept of attention by Nideffer and one-dimensional concept of intelligence by Cattell results with creation of a three-dimensional model of intellect. The latter makes the central component of the “main production unit” of a motor operation, consisting of three “working” mechanisms (attention, intellect, and foresight) and two auxiliary ones (motivation and decision). Author presents the model of a three-dimensional intellect in the context of the movements’ management matrix and the modalities’ ladder, based on theory by N.A. Bernstein.


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Petrynski, W. (2019). Styles of Reasoning in a Sensorimotor Operation in Humans. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 8(1), 49-57.

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