.Dr. Mark Ashton Smith. Dr. Ashton Smith obtained a Ph.D in cognitive psychology and neuroscience from the joint Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh University Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) program. Between 2000 and 2003 he was a Lecturer in experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge, England. His most recent position has been as Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Turkey. His current research is in fluid intelligence and its evolution in human cognition. He is also the founder of a company that provides scientifically validated software for improving fluid intelligence and cognitive performance: High IQ Pro.