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Professor Thomas Hills


Hills, T.T., Proto, E., & Srgoi, D. (2015). Historical analysis of national subjective wellbeing using millions of digitized books. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9195. pdf

Hills, T.T., & Adelman, J. (2015). Recent evolution in the learnability of American English from 1800 to 2000. Cognition, 143, 87-92. pdf

Hills, T.T., Todd, P.M., & Jones, M.N. (2015) Foraging in semantic fields: How we search through memory. Topics in Cognitive Science. Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/tops.12151 pdf

Jones, M.N., Hills, T.T., & Todd, P.M. (2015). Hidden processes in structural representations: A reply to Abbot, Austerweil, and Griffiths (2015). Psychological Review, 122, 570-574. pdf

Bilson, S., Yoshida, H., Tran, C., Woods, E., & Hills, T. (2015). Semantic facilitation in bilingual first language acquisition. Cognition, 140, 122-134. pdf

Hills, T. & Butterfill, S. (2015). From foraging to autonoetic consciousness: The primal self as a consequence of embodied prospective foraging. Current Zoology, 61, 368-381. pdf

Hills, T. (2015). Crowdsourcing content creation in the classroom. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. Published online: DOI 10.1007/s12528-015-9089-2 pdf

Hills, T., Todd, P., Lazer, D., Redish, A., Couzin, I., and the Cognitive Search Research Group* (*Bateson, M., Cools, R., Dukas, R., Giraldeau, L., Macy, M.W., Page, S.E., Shiffrin, R.M., Stephens, D.W., Uzzi, B., Wolfe, J.W.) (2015). Exploration versus exploitation in space, mind, and society. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 46-54. pdf

Wulff, D., Hills, T., & Hertwig, R. (2014). Online product reviews and the description-experience gap. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1841.pdf

Hills, T., & Segev E. (2014). The news is American but our memories are...Chinese? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. pdf

Segev, E. & Hills, T. (2014). When news and memory come apart: A cross-national comparison of countries’ mentions. The International Communication Gazette. Data News Network Data (IL = Israel, US = US, CN = China, CH = Switzerland) from 3 time periods

Sanborn, A., & Hills, T. (2014). The frequentist implications of optional stopping on Bayesian hypothesis tests. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21, 283-300.pdf

Sanborn, A, Hills, T., Dougherty, M R., Thomas, R. P., & Erica, CY (2014). Reply to Rouder (2014): Good frequentist properties raise confidence. Psychonomic bulletin & review 21 (2), 309-311.pdf

Hills, T., Kalff, C., & Wiener, J. (2013). Adaptive Lévy processes and area-restricted search in human foraging. PLoS One.pdf

Hills, T., Noguchi, T., & Gibbert, M. (2013). Information overload and search-amplified risk: Set size and order effects on decisions from experience. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.pdf

Hills, T., Mata, R., Wilke, A., & Samanez-Larkin, G. (2013). Mechanisms of age-related decline in memory search across the adult life span. Developmental Psychology.pdf

Hills, T. (2012). The company that words keep: Comparing the statistical structure of child versus adult-directed language. Journal of Child Language, available on CJO2012. doi:10.1017/S0305000912000165.pdf

Hills, T., & Hertwig, R. (2012). Two Distinct Exploratory Behaviors in Decisions From Experience: Comment on Gonzalez & Dutt, 2011. Psychological Review, 119, 888-892. pdf

Hills, T., Jones, M. & Todd, P. M. (2012). Optimal foraging in semantic memory. Psychological Review, 119, 431-440. pdf

Fischer, D., & Hills, T. (2012). The baby effect and young male syndrome: Social influences on cooperative risk-taking in women and men. Evolution and Human Behavior. Advance online publication. pdf

Todd, P. M., Hills, T., & Robbins, T. W. (2012). Building a foundation for cognitive search. Todd, P. M., Hills, T., & Robbins, T. (Eds.) Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 9, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf

Hills, T., & Dukas, R. (2012). The evolution of cognitive search. Todd, P. M., Hills, T., & Robbins, T. (Eds.) Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 9, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf

Hutchinson, J. M. C., Stephens, D., Bateson, M., Couzin, I., Dukas, R., Giraldeau, L., Hills, T., Méry, F., & Winterhalder, B. (2012). Searching for fundamentals and commonalities of search. In P. M. Todd, T. Hills, & T. Robbins, (Eds.) Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 9, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf

Todd, P. M., Hills, T., & Robbins, T. (Eds.) (2012). Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain, vol. 9. Strüngmann Forum Reports,, vol. 9, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hills, T., & Pachur, T. (2012). Dynamic search and working memory in social recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 218-228. pdf

Hills, T. & Hertwig, R. (2011). Why aren’t we smarter already: Evolutionary trade-offs and cognitive enhancements. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 373-377. pdf

Beckage, N., Smith, L., & Hills, T. (2011). Small worlds and semantic network growth intypical and late talkers. Plos One, 6(5), 1-6. pdf

Stroup, W., Hills, T., & Carmona, G. (2011). Computing the average square: An agent-based introduction to aspects of current psychometric practice. Technology, Knowledge, & Learning, 16, 199-220. pdf

Hills, T. (2011). The evolutionary origins of cognitive control. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3, 231-237. pdf

Hills, T. (2010) Investigating mathematical search behavior and problem solving using network analyses. In Lesh, R., Galbraith, P., Blum, W., and Hurford, A. (Eds.) Modeling Students Mathematical Modeling Competencies. USA: Springer. pdf

Goldstone, R.L., Hills, T., & Day, S. (2010). Concept formation. In I.B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead (Eds.), Corcini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology: Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons. pdf

Hills, T., & Hertwig, R. (2010). Information search and decisions from experience: Do our patterns of sampling foreshadow our decisions? Psychological Science, 21, 1787-1792. pdf Data by trail: txt file

Hills, T., Todd, P. M., & Goldstone, R. L. (2010). The central executive as a search process: Priming exploration and exploitation across domains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 590-609. pdf

Hills, T., Maouene, J., Riordan, B., & Smith, L. (2010). The associative structure of language and contextual diversity in early language acquisition. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 259-273. pdf

Hills, T., Maouene, M., Maouene, J., Sheya, A., & Smith, L. (2009). Emergent categories in the feature structure of early-learned nouns. Cognition, 112, 381-396. pdf

Hills, T., Maouene, M., Maouene, J., Sheya, A., & Smith, L. (2009). Longitudinal analysis of early semantic networks: preferential attachment or preferential acquisition? Psychological Science, 20, 729-739. pdf

Hills, T., & Todd., P.M. (2008). Population heterogeneity and individual differences in an agent-based marriage and divorce model (MADAM) using search with relaxing expectations. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 11(4). pdf

Hills, T., Todd, P.M., & Goldstone, R.L. (2008). Search in external and internal spaces: Evidence for generalized cognitive search processes. Psychological Science, 19, 676-682. pdf

Hills, T. (2007). Is constructivism risky? Social risk-taking, classroom participation, competitive game play, and constructivist preferences in teacher development. Teacher Development, 11, 335-352. pdf

Hills, T., Hurford, A., Stroup, W., & Lesh, R. (2007). Formalizing learning as a complex system: scale invariant power law distributions in group and individual decision making. In R. Lesh, E. Hamilton, J. Kaput (Eds.), Foundations for the Future in Mathematics Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. pdf

Hills, T. (2006). Animal foraging and the evolution of goal-directed cognition. Cognitive Science, 30, 3-41. pdf

Hills, T. (2006). Making science relevant: Using students’ interests to teach the art of scientific inquiry. Science Scope, September 2006. pdf

Hills, T., Brockie, P., Maricq, A.V. (2004) Dopamine and glutamate control area-restricted search behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 1217-1225. pdf

Hills, T. (2003) Towards a unified theory of animal event timing. In W.H. Meck (Ed.) Functional and Neural Mechanisms of Interval Timing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. pdf

Hills, T. & Adler, F. (2002) Time’s crooked arrow: Optimal foraging and rate-biased time perception. Animal Behavior, 64, 589-597. pdf

Brockie, P., Mellem, J.E., Hills, T., Madsen, D.M., & Maricq, A.V. (2001) The C. elegans glutamate receptor subunit NMR-1 is required for slow NMDA-activated currents that regulate reversal frequency during locomotion. Neuron, 31, 617-630. pdf

Glendinning, J.I., & Hills, T. (1997) Electrophysiological evidence for two transduction pathways within a bitter-sensitive taste receptor. Journal of Neurophysiology (Bethesda), 78, 734-745. pdf

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