Eleanor B. Schille-Hudson

I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working with Tanya Luhrmann in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. I earned my Ph.D. in Cognitive Science & Cognitive Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. My faculty advisors were David Landy (now at Netflix) and Rob Goldstone

My research asks: How do people perceive and construct complex realities? I think about the way people’s implicit expectations are shaped by their communities and context and the way those lead to habituated behaviors which allow them to make sense of the sensorially inaccessible. I employ a combination of behavioral studies, computational modeling, and philosophical thinking. 

You can reach me by emailing: erbsh(at)stanford(dot)edu

(the "Schille" in Schille-Hudson is pronounced 'shill-ee')


April 2023: I received the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program Award for Outstanding Dissertations!

January 2023: I have started an exciting postdoc working with the inimitable Tanya Luhrmann at Stanford, working on the Templeton-funded Perceiving Divine Presences project.

December 2022: I defended my dissertation (virtually, with the distinction of being the best-attended dissertation defense Rob Goldstone has ever seen). All was well and I graduated :)