Education

2017     Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, San Diego

2012     MA, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

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

Publications

Tillman, K. A., Tulagan, N., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (under review). Constructing the mental timeline: Flexibility and conventionality in children’s linear representations of time.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Refereed conference proceedings

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.

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., 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.

Symposia organized

Tillman, K. A., Zhang, M., Monier, F., Redshaw, J., & McCormack, T. (2017). Time in the mind of a child: Perspectives on the development of temporal cognition. Symposium to be presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK.

Tillman, K. A., Wagner, K., Imai, M., Malt, B., Widen, S., & Shatz, M. (2016). Beyond the language explosion: What extended word learning tells us about conceptual development. Symposium organized for the 38th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tillman, K. A., Walker, E., Marghetis, T., Bender, A., Beller, S., Bergen, B., Nunez, R., Santiago, J., & Casasanto, D. (2014). Origins of time: Insights into the psychological foundations of time. Symposium organized for 36th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Most recent talks                  

Tillman, K. A., Fukuda, E., & Barner, D. (2017). Picturing time: Children’s preferences for visual representations of events. Talk to be 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 to be 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 to be 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 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.

Honors & Awards

2017            Frontiers in Innovation Scholars Program graduate fellowship ($25,000)

2016                Society for Philosophy and Psychology Graduate Student Travel Award

2016                UCSD Interdisciplinary Research Award - Finalist

2016                UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Fellow ($1700)

2015                UCSD campus nominee for Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Grad Fellowship

2012-16           Norman Anderson Travel Award, UCSD (5-time recipient)

2014                Paula Menyuk Student Travel Award for BUCLD 39

2014                Society for Language Development Student Award

2013-16           Dean of Social Sciences Travel Award, UCSD (3-time recipient)

2012                NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Honorable Mention