Myra Smith

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Myra Smith

Professor of Psychology, Emerita

Department/Office Information

Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • BA, University of Hawaii, 1955
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1957
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1967

Skidmore College 1978-80; University of Hawaii 1957-58

Perception and cognition, psychology of language, neuropsychology

Cerebral lateralization of cognitive processes, neuropsychology of aging, hormonal influences on behavior, individual differences in cognitive processing

Articles in several edited works, including R. Malatesha & L. Hartlage, Neuropsychology and Cognition (1982) and T.M. Schlecter & M. P. Toglia, New Directions in Cognitive Science (1985), and in journals including Science, American Journal of Physiology, Physiological Psychology, Journal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Personality and Individual Differences

Research affiliate, pediatric neurology, Yale University Medical School 1983-84; Sloan Foundation Fellow in Neurosciences, Colgate University 1973-74; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University 1972-73; Assistant neurophysiologist, University of Michigan 1967-68; Research associate in neuroanatomy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 1969-72

Program director, National Science Foundation 1994-96; NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship 1967-72