Associate Professor Michael Hautus


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Associate Professor


Michael obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Auckland in 1993, where he is now an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology. His research interests lie in the domain of empirical quantitative research, which includes quantitative assessment of the functioning of sensory systems, modelling sensory judgments, and modelling cognitive processes involved in judgment. He has 70+ peer-reviewed publications in international journals. These span the areas of quantitative psychology, memory, sensory evaluation, pain, auditory neuroscience, mathematical modelling, and decision science.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hautus, M. J., van Hout, D., Lee, H. S., Stocks, M. A., & Shepherd, D. (2018). Variation of d′ estimates in two versions of the A-Not A task. Journal of Sensory Studies, 33 (6).10.1111/joss.12470
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Miriam Stocks
  • Zhang, X., Halim, J., Wichchukit, S., O'Mahony M, & Hautus, M. J. (2016). Paired preference tests: A signal detection based analysis with separate d' values for segmentation. Journal of Sensory Studies, 31 (6), 481-491. 10.1111/joss.12238
  • Peng, M., Hautus, M. J., Oey, I., & Silcock, P. (2016). Is there a generalized sweetness sensitivity for an individual? A psychophysical investigation of inter-individual differences in detectability and discriminability for sucrose and fructose. Physiology & Behavior, 165, 239-248. 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.08.004
  • Shepherd, D., Mulgrew, J., & Hautus, M. J. (2015). Exploring the autonomic correlates of personality. Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical, 193, 127-131. 10.1016/j.autneu.2015.05.004
  • Irwin, R. J., & Hautus, M. J. (2015). Lognormal Lorenz and normal receiver operating characteristic curves as mirror images. Royal Society open science, 2 (2)10.1098/rsos.140280
  • Starns, J. J., Rotello, C. M., & Hautus, M. J. (2014). Recognition memory zROC slopes for items with correct versus incorrect source decisions discriminate the dual process and unequal variance signal detection models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 40 (5), 1205-1225. 10.1037/a0036846
  • Hautus, M. J., Shepherd, D., & Peng, M. (2011). Decision strategies for the A Not-A, 2AFC and 2AFC-reminder tasks: Empirical tests. Food Quality and Preference, 22 (5), 433-442. 10.3758/s13414-010-0076-4


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SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 3, Room 375
New Zealand

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