See my profile on google scholar and orcid

See also my code contributions on github (featuring code to run brain decoding analyses – MVPA – with linear SVM for both fMRI and EEG datasets)


Bailey KM, Giordano BL, Kaas A & Smith FW (2023). Decoding sounds depicting hand-object interactions in primary somatosensory cortexCerebral Cortex. 33, 3621–3635.

Author version of final manuscript is here: Manuscript_CC_Revision_FINAL_wFiguresForPure

Knights E, Smith FW & Rossit S. (2022). The role of the anterior temporal cortex in action: evidence from fMRI multivariate searchlight analysis during real object graspingScientific Reports, 12, 9042.

Charboneauu I, Guerette J, Cormier S, Blais C, LaLonde-Beaudoin G, Smith FW & Fiset D. (2021). The role of spatial frequencies for facial pain perceptionScientific Reports, 11, 14357.

Knights E, Mansfield C, Tonin D, Saada J, Smith FW & Rossit S. (2021). Hand-selective visual regions represent how to grasp 3D tools: brain decoding during real actionsJournal of Neuroscience,

Farran E, Mares I, Papasavva M, Smith FW, Ewing L & Smith MLS. (2020). Characterizing the neural signature of face processing in Williams syndrome via multivariate pattern analysis and event related potentialsNeuropsychologia, 142.

Mares I, Ewing L, Farran E, Smith F.W. & Smith M.L.S (2020). Developmental changes in the processing of faces as revealed by EEG decoding. Neuroimage, 211, 116660.

Smith, F.W. & Smith M.L.S. (2019). Decoding the dynamic representation of facial expressions of emotion in explicit and incidental tasks. Neuroimage, 195, 261-271.

Smith, F.W. & Rossit, S. (2018). Identifying and detecting facial expressions of emotion in periperhal vision. PLOS-ONE, 13,  e0197160.

Greening, S.G. Mitchell, D.G.V., & Smith, F.W. (2017). Spatially generalizable representations of facial expression: Decoding across partial face samples. Cortex, 101, 31-43.

Smith, F.W., & Goodale, M.A. (2015). Decoding visual object categories in early somatosensory cortex. Cerebral Cortex 25, 1020-1031.

Muckli, L, De Martino, F, Vizioli L, Petro, LS, Smith, FW, Urgubil K, Goebel, R &Yacoub, E. (2015). Contextual Feedback to superficial layers of V1. Current Biology, 25, 2690-2695.

Vetter, P., Smith, F.W., & Muckli, L. (2014). Decoding sound and imagery content in early visual cortex. Current Biology. 24, 1256-1262.

Petro, LS*, Smith FW*, Schyns PG & Muckli L (2013). Decoding face categories in diagnostic sub-regions of primary visual cortex. Eur. J Neurosci. 37, 1130-1139. (*=joint first authors)

Muckli, L., Petro, L.S., & Smith, F.W. (2013). Backwards is the way forward. Invited Commentary, Behavioural & Brain Sciences,36, 221-221.

Gallivan, J., McClean, A., Smith, F.W., & Culham, J.C. (2011). Decoding effector-dependent and effector-independent movement intentions from human parieto-frontal brain activity. Journal of Neuroscience. 31, 17149-17168.

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.

Smith, F.W., Muckli, L., Brennan, D., Pernet, C., Smith, M. L., Belin, P., Hadley,D., Gosselin, F.Wyper, D., Cavanagh, J., & Schyns, P.G. (2008).Classification Images Reveal the Information Sensitivity of Brain Voxels in fMRI. NeuroImage,40, 1643-1654.


And something different:

Smith, F.W. (2008). A short reply to Wolff’s (Plato’s) argument that democracy is irrational.  Think, 6, 49-52.