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Dr Vincent Reid

Dr Vincent Reid M.

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Fylde College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YF

+44 (0)1524 592915

Research Interests

My research focuses on various developmental aspects of social perception and cognition, namely: (1) The perception of human action; (2) The perception of biological motion; (3) Methodology. I use a number of techniques in order to investigate these issues, including EEG/ERP, behavioural paradigms and interventions.

Human Action

Understanding others’ action sequences is fundamental for perceiving complex aspects of human movement, such as detecting goal directed behavior and intentional actions. Perceiving these aspects of human behaviour is necessary for abilities that are essential for human cultural skills, such as imitation and language learning. The neural basis of action processing as seen in the adult brain raises some fascinating questions for developmental psychologists.

Biological Motion

How does the identification of conspecifics change within the first postnatal year? Identifying others of the same species is a foundational skill that is required for further increments in social-cognitive abilities. One fundamental topic in the developmental sciences must therefore be how human infants, with limited experience, nonetheless discriminate various forms of motion. It is an area ripe for the examination of the role of experience in such cognitive skills.

Methodology 

As psychologists, we often use very precise and complex devices to assess elements of human behaviour or brain activity.  As a developmental psychologist, it has become increasingly clear to me that many of the techniques that we use are co-opted from adult research, despite the fact that this has implications which have not been fully considered. A recent theme of my publications has been to explore elements of the methods that are regularly used and to understand how infant populations have specific characteristics that impact on obtained results.

Research Grants

2013-2015: Understanding light in the late term human fetus: Proof of concept for social research techniques (£248721.20 from ESRC: Transformative Research call).  With Nadja Reissland (coinvestigator), Durham University.  

2012-2014: Action research: Improving understanding and methodology in early development. Marie Curie ITN network coordinator (£520596.26 from European Commission). For details, see www.eu-act.org

Vincent Reid's Publications

2014

The developmental cognitive neuroscience of action: semantics, motor resonance and social processing

Ni Choisdealbha, A. & Reid, V. 06/2014 In : Experimental Brain Research. 232, 6, p. 1585-1597 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Eye contact during live social interaction modulates infants' oscillatory brain activity

Hoehl, S., Michel, C., Reid, V., Parise, E. & Striano, T. 2014 In : Social Neuroscience. 9, 3, p. 300-308 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Discrimination of animate and inanimate motion in 9-month-old infants: an ERP study

Kaduk, K., Elsner, B. & Reid, V. 10/2013 In : Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 6, p. 14-22 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Infants need more variety – increased data acquisition with reduced participant attrition in infant ERP studies

Stets, M., Burt, M. & Reid, V. 18/03/2013 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, 117

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The neural correlates of passively viewed sequences of true and false beliefs

Geangu, E., Gibson, A., Kaduk, K. & Reid, V. M. 2013 In : Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 8, 4, p. 432-437 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Investigating the biographic, social and temperamental correlates of young infants' sleeping, crying and feeding routines

Kaley, F., Reid, V. & Flynn, E. 06/2012 In : Infant behavior & development. 35, 3, p. 596-605 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A meta-analysis investigating factors underlying attrition rates in infant ERP studies

Stets, M., Stahl, D. & Reid, V. M. 2012 In : Developmental neuropsychology. 37, 3, p. 226-252 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction to the special issue: Infant EEG comes of age

Reid, V. M. 2012 In : Developmental neuropsychology. 37, 3, p. 185-186 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Mu rhythm modulation during observation of an occluded grasping action in 14-month-old infants

Landt, J., Grigutsch, M., Reid, V. & Striano, T. 2012 In : International Journal of Psychology. 47, Suppl. 1, p. 266-266 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

2011

The psychology of infant colic: a review of current research

Kaley, F., Reid, V. & Flynn, E. 09/2011 In : Infant mental health journal. 32, 5, p. 526-541 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

Infant ERP amplitudes change over the course of an experimental session: implications for cognitive processes and methodology

Stets, M. & Reid, V. M. 08/2011 In : Brain & development. 33, 7, p. 558-568 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Neural correlates of dyadic interaction during infancy

Reid, V. M., Striano, T. & Iacoboni, M. 04/2011 In : Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 1, 2, p. 124-130 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

The presence or absence of older siblings and variation in infant goal-directed motor development

Reid, V., Stahl, D. & Striano, T. 07/2010 In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 34, 4, p. 325-329 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Looking at eye gaze processing and its neural correlates in infancy-implications for social development and autism spectrum disorder

Hoehl, S., Reid, V. M., Parise, E., Handl, A., Palumbo, L. & Striano, T. 07/2009 In : Child Development. 80, 4, p. 968-985 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

The neural correlates of infant and adult goal prediction: evidence for semantic processing systems

Reid, V. M., Hoehl, S., Grigutsch, M., Groendahl, A., Parise, E. & Striano, T. 05/2009 In : Developmental Psychology. 45, 3, p. 620-629 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Research methodology and social cognition

Reid, V. & Geangu, E. 2009 Social cognition: development, neuroscience and autism. Striano, T. & Reid, V. (eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 17-34 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2008

Direct eye contact influences the neural processing of objects in 5-month-old infants

Parise, E., Reid, V. M., Stets, M. & Striano, T. 06/2008 In : Social Neuroscience. 3, 2, p. 141-150 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Human infants dissociate structural and dynamic information in biological motion: evidence from neural systems

Reid, V. M., Hoehl, S., Landt, J. & Striano, T. 06/2008 In : Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 3, 2, p. 161-167 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

N400 involvement in the processing of action sequences

Reid, V. M. & Striano, T. 12/03/2008 In : Neuroscience Letters. 433, 2, p. 93-97 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

What are you looking at?: infants' neural processing of an adult's object-directed eye gaze

Hoehl, S., Reid, V., Mooney, J. & Striano, T. 01/2008 In : Developmental Science. 11, 1, p. 10-16 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The discrimination of angry and fearful facial expressions in 7-month-old infants: an event-related potential study

Kobiella, A., Grossmann, T., Reid, V. M. & Striano, T. 2008 In : Cognition and Emotion. 22, 1, p. 134-146 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Neural correlates of the perception of goal-directed action in infants

Reid, V. M., Csibra, G., Belsky, J. & Johnson, M. H. 2007 In : Acta Psychologica. 124, 1, p. 129-138 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Social cognition during infancy: introduction

Reid, V., Striano, T. & Koops, W. 2007 In : European journal of developmental psychology. 4, 1, p. 1-1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The directed attention model of infant social cognition

Reid, V. M. & Striano, T. 2007 In : European journal of developmental psychology. 4, 1, p. 100-110 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Eye contact influences neural processing of emotional expressions in 4-month-old infants

Striano, T., Kopp, F., Grossmann, T. & Reid, V. M. 2006 In : Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 1, 2, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Neural mechanisms of joint attention in infancy

Striano, T., Reid, V. M. & Hoehl, S. 2006 In : European journal of neuroscience. 23, 10, p. 2819-2823 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Oral exploration and reaching toward social and non-social objects in two-, four-, and six-month-old infants

Chen, X., Reid, V. M. & Striano, T. 2006 In : European journal of developmental psychology. 3, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Social cognition in the first year

Striano, T. & Reid, V. M. 2006 In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 10, 10, p. 471-476 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

The perception of biological motion by infants: An event-related potential study

Reid, V. M., Hoehl, S. & Striano, T. 2006 In : Neuroscience Letters. 395, 3, p. 211-214 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Adult gaze influences infant attention and object processing: implications for cognitive neuroscience

Reid, V. M. & Striano, T. 2005 In : European journal of neuroscience. 21, 6, p. 1763-1766 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

JOHNSON, M. H., MUNAKATA, Y. & GILMORE, R. O. (eds), Brain development and cognition: a reader (2nd Edition). : Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. Pp. 544

Reid, V. & Striano, T. 2005 In : Journal of Child Language. 32, 2, p. 469-472 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2004

Eye gaze cueing facilitates neural processing of objects in 4-month-old infants

Reid, V. M., Striano, T., Kaufman, J. & Johnson, M. H. 2004 In : Neuroreport. 15, 16, p. 2553-2555 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Maternal personality and infants' neural and visual responsivity to facial expressions of emotion

de Haan, M., Belsky, J., Reid, V., Volein, A. & Johnson, M. H. 2004 In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 45, 7, p. 1209-1218 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Vincent Reid's Activities

2013

Child Development

Dr Vincent Reid (Editorial board member), 1/08/2013 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

2012

PLoS ONE

Dr Vincent Reid (Editor), 2012 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

2011

Developmental cognitive neuroscience

Dr Vincent Reid (Editorial board member), 2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Frontiers in Psychology

Dr Vincent Reid (Associate Editor), 20112013

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

2009

Neuropsychologia

Dr Vincent Reid (Editorial board member), 2009 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity