Dr. Cathy Reed

Dr. Reed is the the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology & George R. Roberts Fellow and Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience in the department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, California. Using the tools of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and electrophysiology, she investigates the role that the body plays in directing our perception, attention, object recognition, emotional processing, and financial decision making. It is important for humans to recognize others’ identities, facial expressions, and postures. Only recently have psychologists recognized the body’s contributions expert visual processing. We investigate how we recognize other people’s body postures, how one’s own body posture influences our perceptions other people’s intentions, and how our bodily experience influences our perception.

Dr. Reed’s lab collaborates with the Beyond Categories lab on the PURSUE Project. For more information on this project, please visit the PURSUE project page.