Catherine L. Reed

Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.

McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

Areas of Expertise:
Cognitive Neuroscience, Electroencephalography, Human Behavior and Human Factors, Multisensory Perception

Catherine L. Reed
(909) 607-0740
(909) 621-8419
Seaman Hall 224

Office Hours

On Sabbatical for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Semesters
  • Biography
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I am a cognitive neuroscientist in the Psychology Dept at CMC and Neuroscience group at Keck Science. Using EEG and behavioral methods, my research examines influences of the body on attention, perception, emotional processing, and economic decision making.

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

  • 2016-2019 IUSE NSF “Collaborative Proposal: Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE)”

  • 2012-2015 NSF BCS 11-51209, “Embodied Attention: Attentional Guidance by Body Position”

  • 2010-2012 NSF BCS-1039791, Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development “MRI: Acquisition of a High-Density Electrophysiology Laboratory for Intercollegiate Research and Training in Cognitive Neuroscience”

  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

  • Fellow, Western Psychological Association

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  • Reed, C.L., *Vyas, D., & *Garza, J.P. (in press). Hand position with and without vision affects visual attention: An electrophysiological study. Consciousness and Cognition.

  • *Garza, J.P., Reed, C.L. & Roberts, R.R. (2018). Attention orienting near the hand following performed and imagined actions. Experimental Brain Research. DOI: (available on-line)

  • Moody, E.J., Reed, C.L., *Van Bommel, T., *App, B., & McIntosh, D.N. (2018). Emotional mimicry beyond the face: Rapid face and body responses to facial expressions. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI:10.1177/1948550617726832 (available on-line)

  • *Green, D., Harris, A., Young, A., & Reed, C.L. (2018). Embodied valuation: Action is associated with item values. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(8), 1734-1747.  DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1360370

  • *Morrisey, M., Reed, C.L., McIntosh, D.N. & Rutherford, M. (2018). Social context enhances social orienting for neurotypical participants but not for participants with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(9):3233-3243. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3592-z

  • Reed, C.L., Bukach, C., *Garber, M., & McIntosh, D.N. (2018). Relative independence of face and body posture processing. Perception, 47(6), 626-646. DOI: 10.1177/0301006618771270

  • Reed C.L., *Clay, S.N, Leland DS,*Kramer A & Hartley AA. (2017) Attentional Effects of Hand Proximity Occur Later in Older Adults:  Evidence from Event-related Potentials. Psychology and Aging, 32(8), 710-721. doi: 10.1037/pag0000207

  • *Clay, S.N., Clithero, J.A., Harris, A., & Reed, C.L. (2017).  Loss aversion reflects information processing, not bias: A drift diffusion model study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1708). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01708

  • Harris, A., *Vyas, D., & Reed, C.L. (2016). Holistic processing of body postures and parts. Psychological Bulletin and Review, 23, 1513–1519. DOI 10.3758/s13423-016-1027-4

  • *Park, G., & Reed, C.L. (2015). Haptic over visual information in the distribution of visual attention after tool-use in near and far space. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 2977-2988.  

  • Reed, C.L., & McIntosh, D.N. (2013). The response is more than reflection: Mirror neurons function within social contexts.  Cortex, 49(10), 2960-2961. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.04.004