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Professor Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Email miller@psy.otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 7997

Professor Jeff Miller has served as the director of the Center for Human Information Processing at UCSD, the director of the Cognitive Science Programme at Otago, and the head of the Psychology Department at Otago.

He has authored over 140 articles in refereed journals, a downloadable book on statistical analysis, and numerous freely available statistical programs. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA) and the Marsden Foundation (NZ), and he is a fellow of the RSNZ.

Jeff joined the Department in 1994. He has over 35 years of university teaching experience, teaching cognitive psychology and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests are in cognitive psychology and cognitive psychophysiology, as well as mathematical and statistical models and methods.

Teaching

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive psychophysiology
  • Mathematical and statistical models and methods

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Publications

Mittelstädt, V., Miller, J., & Kiesel, A. (2018). Trading off switch costs and stimulus availability benefits: An investigation of voluntary task-switching behavior in a predictable dynamic multitasking environment. Memory & Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3758/s13421-018-0802-z

Mittelstadt, V., & Miller, J. (2017). Separating limits on preparation versus online processing in multitasking paradigms: Evidence for resource models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 43(1), 89-102. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000277

Miller, J., & Schwarz, W. (2017). Implications of individual differences in on-average null effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/xge0000367

Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2017). Some properties of p-curves, with an application to gradual publication bias. Psychological Methods. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/met0000125

Miller, J., Brookie, K., Wales, S., Wallace, S., & Kaup, B. (2017). Embodied cognition: Is activation of the motor cortex essential for understanding action verbs? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000451

Chapter in Book - Research

Smulders, F. T. Y., & Miller, J. O. (2012). The lateralized readiness potential. In S. J. Luck & E. S. Kappenman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of event-related potential components. (pp. 209-229). New York: Oxford University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Mittelstädt, V., Miller, J., & Kiesel, A. (2018). Trading off switch costs and stimulus availability benefits: An investigation of voluntary task-switching behavior in a predictable dynamic multitasking environment. Memory & Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3758/s13421-018-0802-z

Mittelstadt, V., & Miller, J. (2017). Separating limits on preparation versus online processing in multitasking paradigms: Evidence for resource models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 43(1), 89-102. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000277

Miller, J., Brookie, K., Wales, S., Wallace, S., & Kaup, B. (2017). Embodied cognition: Is activation of the motor cortex essential for understanding action verbs? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000451

Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2017). Some properties of p-curves, with an application to gradual publication bias. Psychological Methods. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/met0000125

Miller, J., & Schwarz, W. (2017). Implications of individual differences in on-average null effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/xge0000367

Ellinghaus, R., & Miller, J. (2017). Delta plots with negative-going slopes as a potential marker of decreasing response activation in masked semantic priming. Psychological Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0844-z

Miller, J. (2017). Psychophysiological measurement of backward response activation in the prioritized processing paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 43(5), 941-953. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000356

Miller, J. (2017). Hypothesis testing in the real world. Educational & Psychological Measurement, 77(4), 663-672. doi: 10.1177/0013164416667984

Shepherdson, P., & Miller, J. (2016). Non-semantic contributions to "semantic" redundancy gain. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(8), 1564-1582. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1088555

Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2016). Interpreting confidence intervals: A comment on Hoekstra, Morey, Rouder, and Wagenmakers (2014). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(1), 124-130. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0859-7

Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2016). Optimizing research payoff. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(5), 664-691. doi: 10.1177/1745691616649170

Schwarz, W., & Miller, J. (2016). GSDT: An integrative model of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 42(10), 1654-1675. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000247

Miller, J., & Roüast, N. M. (2016). Dissociations of spatial congruence effects across response measures: An examination of delta plots. Psychological Research, 80(5), 805-820. doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0694-5

Miller, J. (2016). Statistical facilitation and the redundant signals effect: What are race and coactivation models? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(2), 516-519. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-1017-z

Miller, J. (2016). S-R compatibility effects on motor potentials associated with hand and foot movements. Psychophysiology, 53(4), 493-506. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12574

Schröter, H., Birngruber, T., Bratzke, D., Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2015). Task predictability influences the variable foreperiod effect: Evidence of task-specific temporal preparation. Psychological Research, 79(2), 230-237. doi: 10.1007/s00426-014-0550-z

Miller, J., & Durst, M. (2015). A comparison of the psychological refractory period and prioritized processing paradigms: Can the response-selection bottleneck model explain them both? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 41(5), 1420-1441. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000103

Ko, Y.-T., & Miller, J. (2014). Locus of backward crosstalk effects on task 1 in a psychological refractory period task. Experimental Psychology, 61(1), 30-37. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000224

Schwarz, W., & Miller, J. O. (2014). When less equals more: Probability summation without sensitivity improvement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40(5), 2091-2100. doi: 10.1037/a0037548

Shepherdson, P., & Miller, J. (2014). Redundancy gain in semantic categorisation. Acta Psychologica, 148C, 96-106. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.01.011

Miller, J., & Durst, M. (2014). “Just do it when you get a chance”: The effects of a background task on primary task performance. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(8), 2560-2574. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0730-3

Miller, J., & Schwarz, W. (2014). Brain signals do not demonstrate unconscious decision making: An interpretation based on graded conscious awareness. Consciousness & Cognition, 24, 12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2013.12.004

Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2013). Mental chronometry and individual differences: Modeling reliabilities and correlations of reaction time means and effect sizes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20(5), 819-858. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0404-5

Ko, Y.-T., & Miller, J. (2013). Signal-related contributions to stopping-interference effects in selective response inhibition. Experimental Brain Research, 228(2), 205-212. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3552-y

Miller, J., & Gerstner, N. (2013). Cortical processing of simultaneous hand and foot movements: Evidence from event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, 50(10), 983-995. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12088

Miller, J., & Buchlak, Q. (2012). Cortical processing of unplanned movement sequences involving hands and feet: Evidence from event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, 49(7), 970-979. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01376.x

Schwarz, W., & Miller, J. (2012). Response time models of delta plots with negative-going slopes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19(4), 555-574. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0254-6

Katzner, S., & Miller, J. (2012). Response-level probability effects on reaction time: Now you see them, now you don't. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(5), 865-886. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2011.629731

Miller, J. (2012). Selection and preparation of hand and foot movements: Cz activity as a marker of limb system preparation. Psychophysiology, 49(5), 590-603. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01338.x

Ko, Y.-T., Alsford, T., & Miller, J. (2012). Inhibitory effects on response force in the stop-signal paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38(2), 465-477. doi: 10.1037/a0027034

Franz, E. A., & Miller, J. O. (2011). Are the basal ganglia critical in producing redundancy gain effects on simple sensorimotor responses? An investigation on the effects of Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1267-1274. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.011

Miller, J., Shepherdson, P., & Trevena, J. (2011). Effects of clock monitoring on electroencephalographic activity: Is unconscious movement initiation an artifact of the clock? Psychological Science, 22(1), 103-109. doi: 10.1177/0956797610391100

Fiedler, A., O'Sullivan, J. L., Schröter, H., Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2011). Illusory double flashes can speed up responses like physical ones: Evidence from the sound-induced flash illusion. Experimental Brain Research, 214(1), 113-119. doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2811-z

Leonhard, T., Fernández, S. R., Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2011). Dual-task processing when task 1 is hard and task 2 is easy: Reversed central processing order? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37(1), 115-136. doi: 10.1037/a0019238

Schröter, H., Fiedler, A., Miller, J., & Ulrich, R. (2011). Fusion prevents the redundant signals effect: Evidence from stereoscopically presented stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37(5), 1361-1368. doi: 10.1037/a0024280

Miller, J., & Schwartz, W. (2011). Aggregate and individual replication probability within an explicit model of the research process. Psychological Methods, 16(3), 337-360. doi: 10.1037/a0023347

Ko, Y.-T., & Miller, J. (2011). Nonselective motor-level changes associated with selective response inhibition: Evidence from response force measurements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(4), 813-819. doi: 10.3758/s13423-011-0090-0

Stahl, J., Gibbons, H., & Miller, J. (2010). Modeling single-trial LRP waveforms using gamma functions. Psychophysiology, 47(1), 43-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00878.x

Trevena, J., & Miller, J. (2010). Brain preparation before a voluntary action: Evidence against unconscious movement initiation. Consciousness & Cognition, 19(1), 447-456. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2009.08.006

Miller, J., Vieweg, P., Kruize, N., & McLea, B. (2010). Subjective reports of stimulus, response, and decision times in speeded tasks: How accurate are decision time reports? Consciousness & Cognition, 19(4), 1013-1036. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.06.001

Schwartz, W., & Miller, J. O. (2010). Locking the Wiener process to its level-crossing time. Communications in Statistics: Theory & Methods, 39(2), 372-381. doi: 10.1080/03610920902755821

Ouimet, C., Jolicoeur, P., Lassonde, M., . . ., & Miller, J. (2010). Bimanual crossed-uncrossed difference and asynchrony of normal, anterior- and totally-split-brain individuals. Neuropsychologia, 48(13), 3802-3814. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.09.003

Schröter, H., Frei, L. S., Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2009). The auditory redundant signals effect: An influence of number of stimuli or number of percepts? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71(6), 1375-1384. doi: 10.3758/app.71.6.1375

Miller, J., Ulrich, R., & Schwarz, W. (2009). Why jackknifing yields good latency estimates. Psychophysiology, 46(2), 300-312. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00761.x

Miller, J., Ulrich, R., & Rolke, B. (2009). On the optimality of serial and parallel processing in the psychological refractory period paradigm: Effects of the distribution of stimulus onset asynchronies. Cognitive Psychology, 58(3), 273-310. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2006.08.003

Miller, J. (2009). What is the probability of replicating a statistically significant effect? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(4), 617-640. doi: 10.3758/PBR.16.4.617

Reynolds, A., & Miller, J. (2009). Display size effects in visual search: Analyses of reaction time distributions as mixtures. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(5), 988-1009. doi: 10.1080/17470210802373027

Ouimet, C., Jolicoeur, P., Miller, J., Ptito, A., Paggi, A., Foschi, N., … Lassonde, M. (2009). Sensory and motor involvement in the enhanced redundant target effect: A study comparing anterior- and totally split-brain individuals. Neuropsychologia, 47(3), 684-692. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.11.023

Vierck, E., & Miller, J. (2009). Distraction by color and its electrophysiological correlates. Psychophysiology, 46(3), 593-606. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00798.x

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