Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.

I am a cognitive neuroscientist in the Dept of Psychology at CMC. My research examines influences of the body on attention, perception, and emotional processing, with particular focus on interpersonal body perception and emotional perception. I use behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to address these questions.

Areas of Expertise

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

Selected Research and Publications

  • Kline, S. & Reed, C.L. (2012). Altered perception: The influence of dimension, speed, and direction on time perception. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.
  • 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.
  • App, B., Reed, C.L., & McIntosh, D.N. (2012). Perceiving emotional state and motion intention in whole-body displays: Relative contributions of face and body configurations. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 690-698.
  • Reed, C.L., Betz, R., Garza, J., & Roberts, R. (2009) Grab it! Biased attention for functional hand and tool space. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 236-245.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Visiting Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Denver

Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D.


Education: Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Psychology
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Phone: (909) 607-0740
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Seaman Hall 224
Website: Web Site
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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