Cathy Reed, Ph.D.

McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

Department

Psychological Science

Areas of Expertise

Aging
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Decision Neuroscience
Electroencephalography
Human Behavior and Human Factors
Multisensory Perception
Seaman Hall
224

Office Hours

MW 11:30am - 12:30pm

Biography

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, and emotional processing.

Education

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Awards and Affiliations

2020-25  IUSE NSF 1914855 “Collaborative Proposal: Level II Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE)”

  2019-22  NSF SBE “Collaborative Research: Dissociating Perceptual and Motor Correlates of EEG Mu-Alpha and Beta Oscillations in Emotional Action Simulation”

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”

McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, Western Psychological Association

Research and Publications

Reed, CL., Moody, E.L., Mgrublian, K, Assaad, A., Schey, A., & McIntosh, D.N. (2020). Body matters in emotion: Restricted body movement and posture affect expression and recognition of status-related emotions. Frontiers Psychology (Emotional Science). 11:1961. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01961

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, C.L., & Hartley, A.A. (2021). Embodied Attention: Integrating the Body and Senses to Act in the World. In L.E. Thomas and M. Robinson (Eds.), Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting. New York: Springer.

Couperus, J.C., *Lydic, K.O., *Hollis, J.E., *Roy, J.L., *Lowe, A., Bukach, C., & Reed, C.L. (2021). Individual differences in working memory and the N2PC. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience.

Bukach, C.M., Bukach, N., Reed, C.L., & Couperus, J.W. (2021). Open science as a path to education of new psychophysiologists. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 165, 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2021.04.001

Reed, C.L., *Hagen, E.J., Bukach, C.M., & Couperus, J.W. (2021). Effectiveness of undergraduate-generated animations: Increasing comprehension and engagement for neuroscience majors and non-majors. Teaching of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00986283211023061

Reed, C. L., & *Park, G. D. (2021). Functional actions of hands and tools influence attention in peripersonal space. In F. de Vignemont, A. Serino, H. Y. Wong, & A. Farné (Eds.), The world at our fingertips: A multidisciplinary exploration of peripersonal space (pp. 101–116). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0006

Jackson, W., *Song, J., Steward, K., Couperus, J.W., Reed, C.L., & Bukach, C.M. (2019). Interactive neuroscience: Creating interactive web-based simulations to demonstrate difficult concepts through student-faculty collaboration. In B. Brown & J. Holmes (Eds.). Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2017-18. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

Hagen, E., Couperus, J.W., Bukach, C.M., & Reed, C.L. (in press). Visualizing neuroscience: applying best practices when creating animations of difficult concepts In B. Brown & J. Holmes (Eds.). Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2017-18. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks

Reed, C.L., & McIntosh, D.N. (2008).  The social dance: On-line body perception in the context of others.  In R.L. Klatzky, B. MacWhinney & M. Behrmann (eds.), Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action (pp. 77-110).  Hillsdale, NJ: Psychology Press.

Reed, C.L., *Nyberg, A., & *Grubb, J. (2012). The embodiment of perceptual expertise and configural processing. Perception41, 436-446.

Reed, C.L. (2012).   Seeing you through me: Creating self-other correspondences for body perception. In K.L. Johnson and M. Shiffrar (eds.), People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception.  New York: Oxford University Press.

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.

Park, G., Strom, M., & Reed, C.L. (2013). To the end! Distribution of attention along a tool in peri- and extrapersonal space. Experimental Brain Research227, 423-432. 

Reed CL, Leland DS, Brekke B, & 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

Klatzky, R.L., & Reed, C.L. (2015). Haptic exploration. Scholarpedia Encyclopedia of Touch. New York: SpringerVerlag.

Mueller, E.A., Wood, S.A., Hanoch, Y., Huang, Y., & Reed, C.L. (2020). Older and wiser: Age differences in susceptibility to investment fraud: the protective role of emotional intelligence. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 32(2), 152-172. https://doi: 10.1080/08946566.2020.1736704

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

Park, G. D., & Reed, C. L. (2020). Functional tool actions in near and far space affect the distribution of visual attention along the tool. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(4), 388–404. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000722

Harris, A., Young, A., Hughson, L., Green, D., Doan, S.N., Hughson, E., & Reed, C.L. (2020). Perceived relative social status and cognitive load influence acceptance of unfair offers in the Ultimatum Game.  PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227717

Siqi-Liu, A., Harris, A.M., Atkinson, A.P., & Reed, C.L. (2018). Dissociable processing of emotional and neutral body movements revealed by µ-alpha and beta Rhythms: Evidence from EEG. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(12), 1269-1279. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsy094

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, 9(7), 844-852. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617726832

Garza, J.P., Reed, C.L. & Roberts, R.R. (2018). Attention orienting near the hand following performed and imagined actions. Experimental Brain Research, 236(110), 2603-2610. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5307-2

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

Reed CL, Leland DS, Brekke B, & Hartley AA (2015) Attention's grasp: early and late hand proximity effects on visual evoked potentials. In Tseng, P. & Davoli, C., (Eds.). Taking a Hands-On Approach: Current Perspectives on the Effect of Hand Position on Vision. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-664-7

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., & Ziat, M. (2018). Haptic Perception: From the Skin to the Brain. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology (pp 1-12). New York: Elsevier.

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

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

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., & Hartley, A.A. (2021). Embodied Attention: Integrating the Body and Senses to Act in the World. In L.E. Thomas and M. Robinson (Eds.), Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting. New York: Springer.