Jon A. Willits, PhD

Affiliations: 
1997-2002 Psychology Department University of Nebraska Omaha 
 2002-2006 Psychology Department University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States 
 2006-2012 Psychology Department University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 2012-2015 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States 
 2015-2018 Psychology Department University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States 
 2018- Psychology Department University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Area:
Cognitive Science, Semantic Knowledge, Language Acquisition, Computational Modeling
Website:
http://languagestats.org/jonwillits/
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Curt Burgess grad student 2002-2006 UC Riverside
Jenny R. Saffran grad student 2006-2012 UW Madison
Mark S. Seidenberg grad student 2006-2012 UW Madison
 (Learning complex linguistic structure: The Simple Recurrent Network (SRN) as a model of nonadjacent dependency learning.)
Michael N. Jones post-doc 2012- Indiana University
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Huebner PA, Willits JA. (2018) Structured Semantic Knowledge Can Emerge Automatically from Predicting Word Sequences in Child-Directed Speech. Frontiers in Psychology. 9: 133
Willits JA, Rubin T, Jones MN, et al. (2017) Evidence of disturbances of deep levels of semantic cohesion within personal narratives in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research
Willits JA, Amato MS, MacDonald MC. (2015) Language knowledge and event knowledge in language use. Cognitive Psychology. 78: 1-27
Baayen RH, Shaoul C, Willits J, et al. (2015) Comprehension without segmentation: a proof of concept with naive discriminative learning Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 31: 106-128
Rubin TN, Kievit-Kylar B, Willits JA, et al. (2014) Organizing the space and behavior of semantic models. Cogsci : ... Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference. 2014: 1329-1334
Willits JA, Seidenberg MS, Saffran JR. (2014) Distributional structure in language: contributions to noun-verb difficulty differences in infant word recognition. Cognition. 132: 429-36
Willits JA, Wojcik EH, Seidenberg MS, et al. (2013) Toddlers Activate Lexical Semantic Knowledge in the Absence of Visual Referents: Evidence from Auditory Priming. Infancy : the Official Journal of the International Society On Infant Studies. 18
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