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Academic positions

2018     Assistant Professor, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Education

2017     PhD, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

2012     MA, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

2009     BA, Psychology, summa cum laude, New York University

Papers

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (under review). The development of preferences for conventional linear representations of time.

Starr, A., Cirolia, A. J., Tillman, K. A., & Srinivasan, M. (under review). Spatial metaphor facilitates word learning.

Tillman, K. A. & Walker, C. M. (to appear). Children’s causal reasoning about events in the past vs. the future. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Tillman, K. A. (to appear). What time words teach us about the acquisition of the temporal reasoning system. Commentary on: Hoerl & McCormack 2019. Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Tillman, K. A., Wagner, K., & Barner, D. (2018). Children learn number words slowly because they don’t identify number as a domain of linguistic meaning. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2018). The mental timeline is gradually constructed in childhood. Developmental Science, e12679.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T, Barner, D., & Srinivasan, M. (2017). Today is tomorrow’s yesterday: Children’s acquisition of deictic time words. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 87-100. PDF

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Wagner, K., Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2016). Inferring number, time, and color concepts from core knowledge and linguistic structure. Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change. Oxford University Press. PDF

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Barner, D., & Srinivasan, M (2016). Deconstructing tomorrow: How children learn the semantics of time. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2015). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Cognitive Psychology, 78, 57-77. PDF

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., & Barner, D. (2015). Building the mental timeline: Spatial representations of time in preschoolers. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D (2013). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Pelli, D. G., & Tillman, K. A. (2008) The uncrowded window of object recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10):1129 – 1135. PDF

Pelli, D. G., Tillman, K. A., Freeman, J., Su, M., Berger, T. D., & Majaj, N. J. (2007) Crowding and eccentricity determine reading rate. Journal of Vision, 7(2):20, 1-36. PDF

Pelli, D. G., & Tillman, K. A. (2007) Parts, wholes, and context in reading: A triple dissociation. PLoS ONE 2(8): e680. PDF

Manuscripts in progress

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N. & Sullivan, J., (in prep). Children’s spontaneous inferences about time and causality in discourse.

Marghetis, T., Tillman, K. A., & Srinivasan, M. (in prep). Learning to put time in its space: The development of metaphorical gestures for time.

Tillman, K. A., & Walker, C. M. (in prep). Children’s recognition of the causal asymmetry between past and future events.

Recent and forthcoming talks            

Tillman, K.A. (forthcoming). Constructing the concept of time: Roles of language, perception, and culture. Talk to be presented at the Glushko Dissertation Prize symposium, 41st annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, QC.

Tillman, K. A. & Walker, C. M. (forthcoming). The development of causal reasoning and children’s understanding of times arrow. Talk to be presented at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting. San Diego, CA.

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2018). The development of children’s preferences for linear representations of temporal events. Talk presented at the Jean Piaget Society annual meeting. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Talk presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., Fukuda, E., & Barner.. D. (2017) The development of the mental timeline. Talk presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Talk presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Baltimore, MD.

Tillman, K. A., Wagner, K., & Barner, D. (2017).  Training number words as proper nouns. Talk presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Tillman, K. A. & Barner, D. (2016). Conceptual structure and the semantics of time words. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tillman, K. A., Marghetis, T., Barner, D., and Srinivasan, M. (2016). Deconstructing tomorrow: How children learn the semantics of time. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tillman, K. A. (2016).  Children’s acquisition of time words and the structure of temporal concepts. Talk presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Austin, TX. [Graduate Student Travel Award]

Tillman, K. A. (2016). What time word learning tells us about conceptual development. Talk presented at the Society for Cognitive and Language Development annual meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

Tillman, K. A., & Barner, D. (2013). Learning the language of time: Children’s acquisition of duration words. Talk presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany.