Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.

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 with a particular focus on interpersonal body perception and emotional perception.


Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Cognition, Experimental Psychology, Human Behavior and Human Factors, Non-Verbal Communication, Neuroimaging, Electroencephalography, Multisensory Perception


Selected Research and Publications

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

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Denver
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Fellow, Western Psychological Association
  • 2012-2015 NSF BCS 11-51209, “Embodied Attention: Attentional Guidance by Body Position”



Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.

McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow

Education: Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Psychology
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 02:45PM - 03:45PM
  Thursday, 02:45PM - 03:45PM
Email: cathy.reed@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-0740
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Seaman Hall 224
Website: Web Site
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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