Aaron Smith | Nov. 27, 2012 | Notre Dame Department of Psychology
Notre Dame Psychology Professor G.A. Radvansky focuses his research on the development of mental model theories for human memory and cognition. In this work, he explores how we create, organize, store, and retrieve mental models, and how younger and older people use them differently.
It is not an area of study that typically gets a lot of media coverage. The field doesn’t illuminate breaking news stories, and there aren’t any pictures of memory to help tell the story.
Some of Radvansky’s recent research findings, however, seem to have captured the popular imagination, grabbing media attention from ABC, CBS, and MSNBC to Time, U.S. News & World Report, the Huffington Post, and even the late-night Leno show.