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Austen Smith

Assistant Professor

Office: AH 339
Phone: 306-585-4297

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 255

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. (2019). Is there an artistry to lighting? The complexity of illuminating three-dimensional artworks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (in press).

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.

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.

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