Austen K Smith

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PhD Candidate (2013-Present), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. Department of Psychology.

Master of Arts (2011-2013), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. Department of Psychology.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2004-2008).  Department of Psychology.

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Research Interests

  • Aesthetics and art
  • The human visual system
  • Cerebral laterality
  • Perception; misperception and perceptual asymmetries, specifically in lighting and 3D images
  • Driving behaviour

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Publications

Harms, V. L., Poon, L. J., Smith, A. K., & Elias, L. J. (2015). Take your seats: leftward asymmetry in classroom seating choice. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience9. [Link]

Smith, A. K., Szelest, I., Friedrich, T. E., & Elias, L. J. (2015). Native reading direction influences lateral biases in the perception of shape from shading. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition20(4), 418-433. [Link]

Smith, A. K., & Elias, L. J. (2013). Native reading direction and corresponding preferences for left-or right-lit images 1, 2. Perceptual & Motor Skills116(2), 355-367. [Link]

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Contact Information

Email: Austen.Smith@usask.ca

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