G. A. Radvansky

Director of Graduate Studies

E366 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6473

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Memory Lab

Primary Area: Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Research and teaching interests

Memory Event Cognition Comprehension


Interested in a broad range of qualities of memory and comprehension. In particular, how they are involved in understanding and remembering events based on autobiographical, virtual, narrative, and other experiences. There is also a strong interest in how memories change during retention at different time scales.


Ph.D. Michigan State

M.A. Michigan State

B.A. Cleveland State

Approach to Mentoring

I take a hands on approach to training. I try to involve and expose students to a wide range of projects to broaden their experience.

Representative Publications

Zwaan, R. A., & Radvansky, G. A. (1998). "Situation models in language comprehension and memory." Psychological Bulletin, 123, 162-185.

Radvansky, G. A. (1999) "Aging, memory and comprehension." Current Directions in Psychological Science, 8, 49-53.

Radvansky, G. A. (2012). "Across the event horizon." Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 269-272.

Fisher, J. S., & Radvansky, G. A. (2019). "Linear forgetting." Journal of Memory and Language, 108, 104035.

Radvansky, G. A., Doolen, A. C., Pettijohn, K. A., & Ritchey, M. (in press). "A new look at memory retention and forgetting." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.