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Dr. David Smith
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Office: 346 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x. 346
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Summary of Research Interests:

One aspect of my research is comparative. I study uncertainty monitoring and cognitive self-awarenes with human, monkey and dolphin participants. I conduct other research on categorization by humans and its representational basis, a project that includes extensive formal modeling. In other projects I study music cognition and aesthetics, with an emphasis on expert-novice differences. I am also a faculty member in the Department of Music and a member of the Center for Cognitive Science.

Representative Publications:

  • Smith, J. D., Schull, J., Strote, J., McGee, K., Egnor, R., & Erb, L. (1995). The uncertain response in the bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 124, 391-408.
  • Shields, W. E., Smith, J. D., & Washburn, D. A. (1997). Uncertain responses by humans and rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) in a psychophysical same-different task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 126, 147-164
  • Smith, J. D., Murray, M. J., & Minda, J. P. (1997). Straight talk about linear separability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23, 659-680.
  • Smith, J. D. (1997). The place of novices in music science. Music Perception, 14, 227-262.
  • Smith, J. D., Shields, W. E., Allendoerfer, K., and Washburn, W. A., (1998). Memory monitoring by animals and humans. In press, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

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