Dr. Reed's research examines influences of the body on attention, perceptual, and emotional processing, with particular focus on interpersonal body perception and emotional perception. More specifically, she seeks to understand the role that the body plays in directing our perception and cognition to our own actions and those of others. She determines how this understanding of others' actions differs in expert, developmentally delayed, and patient populations, using both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to address these questions.
Now entering its fourth decade, the Cognitive Lunch Brown Bag series began in 1970 when cognitive psychology faculty members began congregating over lunch to discuss research. The series has grown into a long-standing tradition featuring guest speakers as well as graduate student research.