Radhika Gosavi

Radhika Gosavi, Ph.D.

Scientist
Human Factors
Los Angeles

Dr. Gosavi has expertise in human cognition, working and long-term memory, visual and auditory perception, multisensory perception, executive function, attention, and decision-making. She uses her expertise to analyze human factors issues such as risk taking, inattention, distraction, reaction times, and fatigue. Her expertise can be applied to a wide variety of contexts including eyewitness perception and memory, pedestrian and automobile accidents, product warnings and safety, development and use of consumer products, slips, trips, falls, and interactions with automated vehicles.

Dr. Gosavi completed her Ph.D. and M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research explored questions at the intersection of education and neuroscience, in the emerging field of Educational Neuroscience. More specifically, she conducted research in adults and children to understand the behavioral and neural basis of human multisensory perception, and its impact on memory, learning, and classroom-based education. Prior to graduate school, she completed her B.S. with honors in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Here, she conducted research to understand a wide range of topics such as phantom limb syndrome, visual and auditory perception, autism spectrum disorder, sex differences in cognition, and dance cognition.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2019
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017
  • B.S., Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, 2013
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

    Graduate Student Award, Cognitive Neuroscience Society

    Honors with Distinction, Department of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Publications

Gosavi, R. S., & Hubbard, E.M. (2019). A Colorful Advantage in Iconic Memory. Cognition, 187, 32-37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.02.009.

Gosavi, R., Chang, V.W., McGivern, R., Pineda, J. (2015). Sex Differences During Visual Tracking and Emotion Recognition. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 8(2): 79-93.

Gosavi, R. S., Hubbard, E.M. (2019) Book Chapter: How Synesthesia May Lead to Enhanced Memory. Multisensory Perception: From Laboratory to Clinic. K. Sathian & V.S. Ramachandran (Eds.). Academic Press/Elsevier.

Gosavi, R. S., & Hubbard, E.M. (In Press). Multisensory Integration. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B.

Case, L., Gosavi, R., Ramachandran, V. (2012). Heightened Motor and Sensory (Mirror-Touch) Referral Induced by Nerve Block or Topical Anesthetic. Neuropsychologia. 51(10), 1823-1828.

Toomarian, E.Y., Gosavi, R.S., Hubbard, E.M. (2019). Implicit and Explicit Spatial-Numerical Representations Diverge in Number-Form Synesthetes. Consciousness and Cognition, 75, 102806. PsyArXiv: https://psyarxiv.com/m4gw2/

Rouw, R., Case, L., Gosavi, R., & Ramachandran, V. (2014). Color associations for days and letters across different languages. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Presentations

Gosavi RS, Hubbard EM. Better Together: Multisensory Integration Enhances Auditory Working Memory. Poster Presentation, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.

Gosavi RS, Bade R, Hubbard EM. Timbre Impacts the Consistency of Music-Color Synesthesia. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Boston, MA, 2018.

Toomarian EY, Gosavi RS, Hubbard EM. Investigating the SNARC Effect for Fractions and Whole Numbers in Number-Form Synesthetes. Oral Presentation, Midwest Meeting for Mathematical Thinking, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.

Gosavi RS, Hubbard EM. A Colorful Advantage in Iconic Memory. Oral Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2017.

Gosavi RS, Hubbard EM. The Color of Memory: Synesthesia Advances Multiple Stages of Memory. Oral Presentation, American Synesthesia Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2017.

Gosavi RS, Meyering E, Sheldon A, Rose N, Postle B, Hubbard EM. Decoding Grapheme-Color Synesthesia Using Multivariate Pattern Analysis. Oral Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, New York, NY, 2016.

Prior Experience

Graduate Researcher, Department of Educational Psychology, UW-Madison

Founder, Beyond the Book, a non-profit educational organization

Research Associate, UC San Diego, Stanford University & UC San Francisco

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-2019

Professional Affiliations

International Mind, Brain, and Education Society

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2019
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017
  • B.S., Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, 2013
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

    Graduate Student Award, Cognitive Neuroscience Society

    Honors with Distinction, Department of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Marathi