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Dr Fraser Smith is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at UEA. He completed a B.Sc. Degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Stirling. He was an MRC and ERC funded post-doctoral researcher for several years at the University of Glasgow (Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging). He was also awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario (Brain & Mind Institute), London, Canada. His main research focus is the cognitive neuroscience of perception, including investigating Predictive Processing accounts of sensory perception and the perception and production of facial expressions of emotion. He mainly uses neuroimaging (fMRI & EEG) and behavioural methods in his research.
Smith, F.W. & Goodale, M.A. (2015). Decoding visual object categories in early somatosensory cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 1020-1031.
Vetter, P., Smith, F.W., & Muckli, L. (2014). Decoding sound and imagery content in early visual cortex. Current Biology, 24 (11), 1256-1262.
Smith, F.W. & Muckli, L. (2010) Non-Stimulated early visual areas carry information about surrounding context. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 107 (46), 20099-20103.
Smith F.W. & Schyns P.G. (2009). Smile through your Fear and Sadness: Transmitting and Identifying Facial Expression Signals over a range of Viewing Distances. Psychological Science, 20 (10), 1202-1208.
For more information about Fraser Smith's research, please visit https://frasersmithresearch.wordpress.com/
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My research is concerned with how the human brain accomplishes our rich perception of the world; including how we perceive and produce facial expressions of emotion and how our prior knowledge influences ongoing sensory processing. I use behavioural and neuroimaging methods (particularly fMRI, and more recently EEG) to investigate these topics.
Please email Fraser if you are interested in studying for a PhD or in gaining research experience. We have both paid internships and volunteering opportunities available for undergraduate students.
Masters – Module Leader Cognitive Neuroscience Module
Masters - Dissertation Supervisor
Year 3 – Undergraduate Research Project
UG Research Projects – I am interested in supervising projects related to how predictive processing may be altered in particular neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions and their corresponding traits in neurotypical indviduals (psychosis, psychopathy, ASD). I am also very interested in supervising projects related to all aspects of emotion perception including how recognition changes as a function of environmental constraints (e.g. interpersonal distance) and how it is altered in various psychopathologies.
For a sample of previous research project titles see (https://frasersmithresearch.com/people-and-projects/)
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- 5 Finished
1/04/18 → 1/10/20
31/10/15 → 30/10/18
1/01/15 → 31/12/17
30/11/14 → 29/11/16
- 16 Article
Mansfield, C., Tonin, D., Saada, J., Smith, F. W. & Rossit, S., 16 Jun 2021, In : The Journal of Neuroscience. 41, 24, p. 5263-5273 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Smith, F. W. & Fiset, D., 13 Jul 2021, In : Scientific Reports. 11, 14357, 14357.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile
Characterizing the neural signature of face processing in Williams syndrome via multivariate pattern analysis and event related potentialsFarran, E. K., Mares, I., Papasavva, M., Smith, F., Ewing, L. & Smith, M., May 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 142, 14 p., 107440.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile16 Downloads (Pure)
Ewing, L., Farran, E. K., Smith, F. W. & Smith, M., May 2020, In : NeuroImage. 211, 12 p., 116660.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)24 Downloads (Pure)
Decoding the dynamic representation of facial expressions of emotion in explicit and incidental tasksSmith, F. & Smith, M., 15 Jul 2019, In : NeuroImage. 195, p. 261-271 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)15 Downloads (Pure)
Hand-selective visual regions represent how to grasp 3D tools for use: brain decoding during real actions