Indiana University Bloomington

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Michael Jones

Michael Jones

B.A., (Hon) Psychology (Nipissing University), 1999
M.A., Psychology (Queen's University), 2001
Ph.D., Ph.D. Psychology (Queen's University), 2005

Email address: jonesmn(at)

Research Interests

• Computational synthesis of neuroimaging data
• Biologically informed cognitive models
• Clinical applications of computational models

Representative Publications

Johns, B. T., Gruenenfelder, T. M., Pisoni, D. B., & Jones, M. N. (2012). Effects of word frequency, contextual diversity, and semantic distinctiveness on spoken word recognition. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, 2, EL74-EL80.

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

Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2012). Perceptual inference from global lexical similarity. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4:1, 103-120.

Jones, M. N., Johns, B. T., Recchia, G. L. (2012). The role of semantic diversity in lexical organization. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 121-132.

Cox, G., Kachergis, G., Recchia, G., & Jones, M. N. (2011). Towards a scalable holographic representation of word form. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 602-615.

Holtzman, N. S., Schott, J. P., Jones, M. N., Balota, D. A., & Yarkoni, T. (2011). Exploring media bias with semantic space models. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 193-200.

Zotov, V., Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2011). Contrast and assimilation in categorization and exemplar production. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 621-639.

Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2010). Evaluating the random representation assumption of lexical semantics in cognitive models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 662-672.

Riordan, B., & Jones, M. N. (2010). Redundancy in linguistic and perceptual experience: Comparing distributional and feature-based models of semantic representation. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3:2, 303-345.

Hare, M., Jones, M. N., Thomson, C., Kelly, S., & McRae, K. (2009). Activating event knowledge. Cognition, 111, 151-167.

Recchia, G. L., & Jones, M. N. (2009). More data trumps smarter algorithms: Training computational models of semantics on very large corpora. Behavior Research Methods, 41, 657-663.

Jones, M. N., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2007) Representing word meaning and order information in a composite holographic lexicon. Psychological Review, 114, 1-37.

Jones, M. N., Kintsch, W., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2006) High-dimensional semantic space accounts of priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 55, 534-552.