Nicholas SmithPhD, MA, BA
Director of Perception, Communication and Development Lab
- Post-Doctoral, McMaster University
- Ph.D, University of Toronto
- Master of Arts, University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University at Kingston
Undergraduate Classes Taught
- SLHS 3220/LINGST 3220 – Speech Acoustics
- SLHS 3230 – Hearing Science
- SLHS 4001 – Topics: Music and the Mind
- SLHS 4840 – Language and Development in Infancy
Graduate Classes Taught
- SLHS 7840 – Language and Development in Infancy
- Infant and child development
- Perceptual, cognitive and neural processes underlying the perception of complex auditory patterns
- Speech production and perception in the context of caregiver-child interaction
- Music perception
• Smith, N. A. & McMurray, B. (2018). Temporal responsiveness in mother-child dialogue: A longitudinal analysis of children with normal hearing and hearing loss. Infancy, 23, 410-431.
• Smith, N. A., Folland, N. A., Martinez, D. M. & Trainor, L. J. (2017). Multisensory object perception in infancy: 4-month-olds perceive a mistuned harmonic as a separate auditory and visual object. Cognition, 164, 1-7.
• Smith, N.A. & Joshi, S. (2014). Neural correlates of auditory stream segregation: An analysis of onset- and change-related responses. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, EL295-301.
• Smith, N. A. & Strader, H. L. (2014). Infant-directed visual prosody: Mothers’ head movement and speech acoustics. Interaction Studies, 15, 38-54.
• Smith, N. A., Gibilisco, C. R., Meisinger, R. E. & Hankey, M. (2013). Asymmetry in infants’ selective attention to facial features during visual processing of infant-directed speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:601.
• Smith, N. A. & Trainor, L. J. (2011). Auditory stream segregation helps infants attend to target tones amid distractors. Infancy, 16, 655-668.
• Smith, N. A. & Trainor, L. J. (2008). Infant-directed speech modulated by infant feedback. Infancy, 13, 410-420.
• Smith, N. A., & Schmuckler, M. A. (2008). Dial A440 for absolute pitch: absolute pitch memory in non-absolute pitch possessors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, EL77-84.
• Smith, N. A. & Schmuckler, M. A. (2004). The perception of tonal structure by the differentiation and organization of pitches. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 268-286