Thanujeni (Jeni) Pathman

Associate Professor

Psychology Graduate Program Area Coordinator (Developmental Science)

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283 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D - 2011
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

M.A. - 2008
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Hon. B.Sc. - 2004
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON


Jeni Pathman received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Department at Emory University (Cognition and Development program).  She completed postdoctoral training at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, before moving to York University.

Her research interests are in cognitive development and developmental cognitive neuroscience.  Dr. Pathman studies the development of memory.  She is especially interested in learning about the development of contextual memory (e.g., memory for time and space), semantic memory, and the development of the processes and neural substrates involved in episodic and autobiographical memory.

Selected Publications

Pathman, T., Deker, L, Coughlin, C. & Ghetti, S. (2022). Examining Temporal Memory and Flexible Retrieval of Conventional Time Knowledge across Middle to Late Childhood.  Journal of Cognition and Development.

Deker, L. & Pathman, T. (2021). Did I visit the polar bear before the giraffe? Examining Memory for Temporal Order and the Temporal Distance Effect in Early to Middle Childhood. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Free open access:

Bettencourt, K., Everett, L., Chen Y., & Pathman, T. (2021). Examining the Development of Memory for Temporal Context and its Underlying Neural Processes using Event-Related Potentials. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Open access link:

Kian, T., Parmar, P., Fabiano, G., & Pathman, T. (2021). Tell me about your visit with the lions:  Eliciting event narratives to examine children’s memory and learning during summer camp at a local zoo. Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychology.

Scales, M. & Pathman, T. (2021). Flexible retrieval of semantic knowledge predicts temporal memory, but not memory for other types of contexts, in 4-6-year-olds. Cognitive Development.

Sipe, S.J., & Pathman, T. (2020). Memory at play: Examining relations between episodic and semantic memory in a children’s museum. Child Development. Early view Published online Dec 23, 2020.

Canada, K. L., Pathman, T., & Riggins, T. (2020). Longitudinal development of memory for temporal order during early to middle childhood. The Journal of Genetic Psychology. [Special issue on Temporal Cognition].

Pathman, T., Coughlin, C. & Ghetti, S. (2018). Space and time in episodic memory: Effects of linearity and directionality on memory for spatial location and temporal order in children and adults. PLOS ONE, 13(11): e0206999.

Bauer, P.J., Pathman, T., Inman, C., Campanella, C. & Hamann, S. (2017). Neural correlates  of autobiographical memory retrieval in children and adults.  Memory, 25, 450-466

Pathman, T., & Ghetti, S. (2016). More to it than meets the eye: How eye movements can elucidate the development of episodic memory. Memory, 24, 721-736.

Bauer, P.J., Pathman, T., Inman, C., Campanella, C. & Hamann, S. (2017). Neural correlates of autobiographical memory retrieval in children and adults. Memory, 25, 450-466.

Pathman, T., & Ghetti, S. (2015). Eye movements provide an index of veridical memory for temporal order. PLOS ONE, 10(5): e0125648. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125648

*DeMaster, D., *Pathman, T., Lee, J., & Ghetti, S. (2014). Structural development of the hippocampus and episodic memory: Developmental differences along the anterior/posterior axis. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 3036-3045.  [* Denotes equal contribution to this work]

Pathman, T., & Ghetti, S. (2014). The eyes know time: A novel paradigm to examine the development of temporal memory. Child Development, 85, 792-807.

Pathman, T., & St. Jacques, P.L. (2014). Locating events in personal time: Time in autobiography. In P.J. Bauer & R. Fivush (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Development of Children’s Memory (pp. 408-426). 

DeMaster, D., Pathman, T., & Ghetti, S. (2013). Development of memory for spatial context: Hippocampal and cortical contributions. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2415-2426.

Pathman, T., & Bauer, P.J. (2013). Beyond initial encoding: Measures of the post-encoding status of memory traces predict long-term recall in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 321-338.

Pathman, T., Doydum, A., & Bauer, P.J. (2013). Bringing order to life events: Memory for the temporal order of autobiographical events over an extended period in school-aged children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 309-325.

Pathman, T., Larkina, M., Burch, M., & Bauer, P.J. (2013). Young children’s memory for the times of personal past events. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 120-140.

Pathman, T., Samson, Z., Dugas, K., Cabeza, R. & Bauer, P.J. (2011). A “snapshot” of declarative memory: Differing developmental trajectories in episodic and autobiographical memory. Memory, 19, 825-835.

Bauer, P.J., Doydum, A.O., Pathman, T., Larkina, M., Güler, O.E., & Burch, M. (2012). It’s all about location, location, location: Children’s memory for the “where” of personally experienced events. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 510-522.

Lourenco, S. F., Longo, M. R., & Pathman, T. (2011). Near space and its relations to claustrophobic fear. Cognition, 119, 448-453.

Bauer, P.J, Güler, O.E., Starr, R.M., & Pathman, T. (2011). Equal learning does not result in equal remembering: The importance of post-encoding processes. Infancy, 16, 557-586.

Bauer, P.J., San Souci, P., and Pathman, T. (2010). Infant Memory. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 267-277.


LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research



Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes