Austen Smith

Assistant Professor

Office: AH 339
E-mail: austen.smith@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4297

Current classes
Winter 2022 - PSYC 255, PSYC 356

Research interests

  • visuospatial attention
  • cerebral lateralization
  • aesthetics and art
  • driving and navigation
  • perceptual asymmetries
  • multisensory integration
  • eye tracking

Representative Publications

Smith, A.K., Sedgewick, J.R., Weiers, B., & Elias, L.J. (2021). Is there an artistry to lighting? The complexity of illuminating three-dimensional artworks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 15(1), 20–27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000221

Smith, A.K., Duerksen, K.N., Gutwin, C., & Elias, L.J. (2020). Lateral biases in aesthetic and spatial location judgments: Differences between tasks and native reading directions. Laterality, 25(1), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/1357650X.2019.1577433

Flath, M.E., Smith, A.K., & Elias, L.J. (2019). Cultural differences in lateral biases on aesthetic judgments: The effect of native reading direction. Culture and Brain, 7, 57–66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40167-018-0062-6

Smith, A.K., Sedgewick, J.R., Weiers, B., & Elias, L.J. (2019). Is there an artistry to lighting? The complexity of illuminating three-dimensional artworks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000221

Smith, A.K., & Elias, L.J. (2018). Native reading direction modulates eye movements during aesthetic preference and brightness judgments. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advanced online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000184

Harms, V.L., Poon, L.J.O., Smith, A.K.,& Elias, L.J. (2015). Take your seats: Leftward asymmetry in classroom seating choice. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 457. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00457

Smith, A.K., Szelest, I., Friedrich, T.E., & Elias, L.J. (2014). Native reading direction influences lateral biases in the perception of shape from shading. Laterality, 20(4), 418-433. DOI 10.1080/1357650X.2014.990975