Catherine L Reed

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Reed Cognitive Neuroscience lab

The Reed Cognitive Neuroscience Lab explores a wide range of topics from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, including sensory and perceptual processing, multi-sensory interactions, selective attention, emotional perception, the effects of aging, and economic decision making. In addition to behavioral techniques including psychophysics, behavioral research, eye-tracking, and neuropsychological assessments, we use electroencephalography (EEG)/event-related potential (ERPs) techniques. With EEG/ERP, we are able to measure electrical signals from adult human brains so that we can examine how the brain performs complex thoughts in real time.

To investigate how vision, touch, and body information are coordinated in the brain, we study young adults as well as special populations such as autistic, older, and disabled adults.

Study subjects include young adults as well as special populations such as autistic, older, and disabled adults.

Find out what students and faculty do in the lab, and where lab alumni go after their research experience in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.

Research Interests

Embodied perception, attention, and cognition in typical, developmentally delayed, and patient populations.

  • Neural bases of tactile and visual object recognition and spatial processing
  • Multimodal representations of the human body
  • Human movement, motor imagery, and expertise
  • Functional neuroimaging using EEG/ERP, fMRI, and whole-head MEG