About Me:

   I started teaching at Rio Hondo College in 2007 and I am looking forward to a fun and stimulating year of classes. I currently teach Introduction to Psychology (101), Positive Psychology (180), Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (190) and Biological Psychology (210) here at Rio.

Research interests:

    My doctoral research focused on the auditory system and brain imaging (using FMRI). Specifically, we investigated whether there is a specialized auditory motion processing system in the human brain. My current interests focus on educational psychology research and the evidence for various claims that are made.

Publications:

    Smith, K.R., Hsieh, I., Saberi, K., Hickok, G. (2010). Auditory Spatial and Object Processing in the Human Planum Temporale: No Evidence for Selectivity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(4), 632-639. pdf

   Smith, K.R., Saberi, K., Hickok,G. (2007). An Event-Related fMRI Study of Auditory Motion Perception: No Evidence for a Specialized Cortical System. Brain Research, 1150, 94-99.  pdf

    Smith, K.R., Saberi, K., Okada, K., Hickok, G. (2004). Human Cortical Auditory Motion Areas are not Motion Selective. Neuroreport, 15(9), 1523-1526.  pdf

    Okada, K., Smith, K.R., Humphries, C. & Hickok, G.  (2003).  Word Length Modulates Neural Activity in Auditory Cortex During Covert Object Naming.  NeuroReport, 14, 2323-2326.  pdf

Reviewer for:

Journal of Neurophysiology, Neuroimage

Blogs:

Learning Styles Evidence

Contact Information: 

ksmith@riohondo.edu

562-463-7460

Office Location: A221G