Jennifer Miller, PhDAssistant Professor
Her research interests are focused on the development of communication in complex social networks. Specifically, she is interested in examining the social environment of individuals to relate how vocal and social learning produce effective communicative skills. To examine the complex social interactions, she uses social network techniques that have been commonly used in business applications. Her work has been conducted in both songbirds and children.
Research & Major Accomplishments
Miller, J.L., Ables, E.M., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2009. Different patterns of contingent
stimulation differentially affect attention span in prelinguistic infants. Infant Behavior &Development, 76, 254-261.
Miller, J.L., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2008. Female social networks influence male vocal
development in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Animal Behaviour, 76, 931-941.
Miller, J.L., Freed-Brown, S.G., White, D.J., King, A.P., West, M.J. 2006. Developmental
origins of sociality in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative
Psychology, 120, 229-238.