Catherine L. Reed

Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.

McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

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


Faculty Website
Office Hours
Tuesday,2:35-3:35 p.m in Seaman 224 (check lab in Adams 111N if not there), Thursday, 2:35-3:35 p.m. in Seaman 224 (check lab in Adams 111N if not there)

(909) 607-0740

(909) 621-8419

Seaman Hall 224

Curriculum Vitae

Microsoft Office document icon Reed_CV_8_2016.doc

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Electroencephalography, Human Behavior and Human Factors, Multisensory Perception

Selected Research and Publications

  • Harris, A., Vyas, D., & Reed, C.L. (2016). Holistic processing of body postures and parts. Psychological Bulletin and Review. 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.

  • Park, G., & Reed, C.L. (2014). Non-uniform changes in the distribution of visual attention from visual complexity and action: A driving simulation study. Perception, 43, 129-144. 

  • Reed CL, Leland DS, Brekke B and Hartley AA (2013) Attention's grasp: early and late hand proximity effects on visual evoked potentials. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 420. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00420.

  • 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

  • Park, G., Strom, M., & Reed, C.L. (2013). To the end! Distribution of attention along a tool in peri- and extrapersonal space. Experimental Brain Research, 227, 423-432.

  • Garza, J., Strom, M., Wright, C.E, Roberts, R., & Reed, C.L. (2013). Top-down influences mediate hand bias in spatial attention, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75, 819-823.

  • Kline, S. & Reed, C.L. (2012). Altered perception: The influence of dimension, speed, and direction on time perception. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 161-167. doi: 10.3758/s13414-012-0370-4.

  • Reed, C.L., Cahn, S.J., Cory, C., & Szaflarski, J.P. (2012). Impaired perception of harmonic complexity in congenital amusia: A case study. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 305-321.

  • Reed, C.L., Nyberg, A., & Grubb, J. (2012). The embodiment of perceptual expertise and configural processing. Perception, 41, 436-446.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 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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