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Greg Reynolds

Greg ReynoldsGreg Reynolds
Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2002)

Phone: (865) 974-1431
Email: greynolds@utk.edu
Website: http://dcnlab.utk.edu
Curriculum Vitae
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Key words: infant visual attention, event-related potentials, cognitive development


Research Interests

My research interests are focused on early cognitive development. I currently serve as director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Tennessee. Research in the DCN lab is focused on the development of attention in infancy, and the impact of developmental change in attention on perception, learning, and memory. Behavioral, psychophysiological, and neural measures are utilized in studies run in the lab to gain greater insight into early development. This approach is being used to examine three areas of research: brain-behavior relations and the development of attention, intersensory processing in infancy, and the effects of attention on categorization, face processing, and memory in infancy. ​Research in the DCN lab is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

  • 2021 - Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Instructor Award, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • 2014 - Mid-Career Convocation Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Achievement, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • 2014 - Chancellor's Award for Success in Multidisciplinary Research, University of Tennessee
  • 2008 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

Member of Editorial Boards:

  • Scientific Reports (2019 – present)
  • Infancy (2009 – 2019)
  • Child Development (2010 – 2015)
  • Frontiers in Developmental Psychology (2010 – 2013)

Mentored Students’ Honors and Awards:

  • 2021      Kelly Roth – Volunteer of Distinction, University of Tennessee.
  • 2021      Kelly Roth – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Graduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Kelly Roth – Penley-Thomas-Allen Dissertation Fellowship, University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Emily Grimes – EUReCA Award of Excellence in the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Caitlin Berosh – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Evan Green – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Emily Grimes – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Jennifer Shearon – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2019      Kelly Roth – Best Graduate Student Poster Award, 5th Annual Women in STEM Symposium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2018      William Chollman – Best Poster Award, Early Graduate Division, 2018 NeuroNET Retreat, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2016      Erin Nance – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2016      Michael Stephanides – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Undergraduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2014      Margaret W. Guy – Chancellor’s Citation for Professional Promise (Graduate), University of Tennessee.
  • 2014      Mathew F. Singh – EUReCA Bronze Award (Arts & Sciences), University of Tennessee.
  • 2014      Matthew F. Singh – EUReCA Best in Division Award (Psychology), University of Tennessee.
  • 2014      Matthew F. Singh – Outstanding Graduate in Psychology, University of Tennessee.
  • 2013      Margaret W. Guy – Department of Psychology’s Science Alliance Research Award, University of Tennessee.

Extramural Grants

Funded:

2022 Selective Attention and Intersensory Processing in Infancy
Agency: National Science Foundation, Developmental Sciences
Type of Grant: Research Grant
Role: PI (Co-PIs: Dr. Lorraine Bahrick and Dr. Robert Lickliter)
Funding Period: 9/2022 – 8/2025
Total Amount: $700,000

2019 Covert Orienting and Infant Visual Cognition
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R03
Role: PI
Funding Period: 4/2019 – 3/2023
Total Amount: $151,000

2019 Multisensory Development: New Measures and a Collaborative Database
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R01
Role: Sub-Contract PI (Prime PI: Lorraine Bahrick)
Funding Period: 4/2019 – 3/2024
Amount to Reynolds: $15,100

2019 Intersensory Processing, Developmental Trajectories, and Longitudinal Outcomes
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R01
Role: Consultant (PI: Lorraine Bahrick)
Funding Period: 4/2019 – 3/2024
Amount to Reynolds: $10,000

2018 Visual Attention and Categorization in Infancy
Agency: National Science Foundation, Developmental Sciences
Type of Grant: Research Grant
Role: PI
Funding Period: 2/2018 – 1/2023
Total Amount: $536,139

2017 Many Babies 1
Agency: Association for Psychological Science
Type of Grant: Sub-Award on Multi-Institutional Collaborative Project
Role: Sub-Award PI (Prime PI: Michael Frank)
Funding Period: 9/2017 – 8/2018
Total Amount: $2,000

2013 Neural Correlates of Infant Attention and Action
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R21
Role: PI with Daniela Corbetta (MPI grant)
Funding Period: 6/2013 – 5/2017
Total Amount: $389,508

2012 Infant Visual Attention: Neural Mechanisms and Individual Differences
Agency: National Science Foundation, Developmental & Learning Sciences
Type of Grant: Research grant
Role: PI
Funding Period: 9/2012 – 8/2016
Total Amount: $259,240

2012 Acquisition of Infant/Robot Grasp Learning Instrumentation
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type of Grant: MRI
Role: Co-PI (PI: Daniela Corbetta; Co-PIs:, Itamar Arel, Bruce McLennan, Lynne Parker)
Funding Period: 9/2012 – 8/2017
Total Amount: $312,844

2012 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute
Role: PI
Funding Period: 9/2012 – 8/2013

2011 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute
Role: PI
Funding Period: 9/2011 – 8/2012

2009 Development of Intermodal Perception of Social Events: Infancy to Childhood
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R01
Role: Consultant (PI: Lorraine Bahrick)
Funding Period: 8/1/2009 – 7/31/2012
Amount to Reynolds: $5,000/year

2005 Infant Attention and Recognition Memory
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Type of Grant: R03
Role: PI
Funding Period: 9/2005 – 8/2008
Total Amount: $127,000

2003 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program
Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute
Role: PI
Funding Period: 9/2003 – 8/2007

Intramural Grants:
2016 UTK Office of Research Summer Graduate Research Assistant Award to support Kelly Roth, Amount: $3,600

2013 NeuroNET Seed Grant, Collaborative project with Dr. Douglas Birdwell (EECS),
Amount: $23,570

2012 UTK Office of Research Summer Graduate Research Assistant Award to support Maggie Guy, Amount: $3,600

2010 UTK Professional Development Award for Faculty Research, Amount: $5,000

2010 UTK Office of the Chancellor Undergraduate Summer Internship Award

2009 UTK Chancellor’s Award for Research, Amount: $6,000


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

* indicates student co-author

*Roth, K.C., *Clayton, K.R.H., & Reynolds, G.D. (2022). Intersensory redundancy and selective attention to native and non-native audiovisual speech: 12-month-old Infants’ Responsiveness to Intermediate-Level Perceptual Cues. Scientific Reports.

*Roth, K.C., & Reynolds, G.D. (2022). Neural correlates of subordinate-level categorization of own- and other-race faces in infancy. Acta Psychologica. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103733

Sigala, N., Kaldy, Z., & Reynolds, G.D. (2022). Editorial: The cognitive neuroscience of visual working memory – Volume II. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

ManyBabies Consortium (including Reynolds, G.D, & *Roth, K.C.). (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed-speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(1), 24-52.

*Dixon, K.C., Reynolds, G.D., *Romano, A.C., *Roth, K.C., *Stumpe, A.L., *Guy, M.W., & *Mosteller, S.M. (2019). Neural correlates of individuation and categorization of other-species faces in infancy. Neuropsychologia, 126, 27 – 35. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.09.037

Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2019). Attention and stimulus repetition effects on infant recognition memory. Child Development. Advance online publication.
doi: 10.1111/cdev.12982

Buss, A.T., Ross-Sheehy, S., & 1Reynolds, G.D. (2018). Visual working memory in early development: A developmental cognitive neuroscience perspective. Journal of Neurophysiology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1152/jn.00087.2018
1 Invited and corresponding author

Reynolds, G.D., & *Roth, K. (2018). The development of attentional biases for faces in infancy: A developmental systems perspective. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00222

*Guy, M.W., Reynolds, G.D., *Mosteller, S.M., & *Dixon, K.C. (2017). The effects of stimulus symmetry on hierarchical processing in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 279 – 290. doi: 10.1002/dev.21486

Reynolds, G.D., & *Romano, A. C. (2016). The development of attention systems and working memory in infancy. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 10, 1 – 12.
doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00015

Reynolds, G.D. (2015). Infant visual attention and object recognition. Behavioural Brain Research, 285, 34 – 43. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.01

Reynolds, G.D., Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & *Guy, M.W. (2014). Neural correlates of intersensory processing in 5-month-old infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 355 – 372. doi: 10.1002/dev.21104

*Guy, M.W., Reynolds, G.D., & *Zhang, D. (2013). Visual attention to global and local stimulus properties in six-month-old infants: Individual differences and event-related potentials. Child Development, 84, 1392 – 1406.
doi: 10.1111/cdev.12053

Reynolds, G.D., *Zhang, D., & *Guy, M.W. (2013). Infant attention to dynamic audiovisual stimuli: Look duration from 3 to 9 months of age. Infancy, 18, 554 – 577. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00134.x

Reynolds, G.D., & *Guy, M.W. (2012). Brain-behavior relations in infancy: Integrative approaches to examining infant looking behavior and event-related potentials. Developmental Neuropsychology, 37, 210 – 225.
doi: 10.1080/87565641.2011.629703

Reynolds, G.D., *Guy, M.W., & *Zhang, D. (2011). Neural correlates of individual differences in infant visual attention and recognition memory. Infancy, 16, 368 – 391. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2010.00060.x

Reynolds, G.D., Courage, M.L., & Richards, J.E. (2010). Infant attention and visual preferences: Converging evidence from behavior, event-related potentials, and cortical source localization. Developmental Psychology, 46, 886 – 904.
doi: 10.1037/a0019670

Richards, J.E., Reynolds, G.D., & Courage, M.L. (2010). The neural bases of infant attention. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 41-46.
doi: 10.1177/0963721409360003

Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2009). Cortical source localization of infant cognition. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 312-329.
doi: 10.1080/87565640902801890

Courage, M.L., Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2006). Infants' visual attention to patterned stimuli: Developmental change from 3- to 12-months of age. Child Development, 77, 680-695. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2006.00897.x

Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2005). Familiarization, attention, and recognition memory in infancy: An ERP and cortical source localization study. Developmental Psychology, 41, 598-615. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.41.4.598

Reynolds, G.D., & Lickliter, R. (2004). Modified prenatal sensory stimulation influences postnatal behavioral and perceptual responsiveness in bobwhite quail chicks (Colinus Virginianus).  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118, 172-178.
doi: 10.1037/0735-7036.118.2.172

Reynolds, G.D., & Lickliter, R. (2003). Effects of redundant and non-redundant bimodal stimulation on heart rate in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychobiology, 43, 304-310. doi: 10.1002/dev.10138

Reynolds, G.D., & Lickliter, R. (2002). Effects of prenatal sensory stimulation on heart rate and behavioral measures of arousal in bobwhite quail embryos. Developmental Psychobiology, 41, 112-122. doi: 10.1002/dev.10058

Book Chapters:

*Roth, K.C., & Reynolds, G.D. (2021). Attention in Infancy: Behavioral and Neural Correlates. In M. Anderson, & S. Della Sala (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science.

*Roth, K.C., Conte, S., Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2020). Attention and early brain development, updated. In R.E. Tremblay, R. deV Peters, M. Boivin and R. G. Barr (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, 2nd Edition. The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

Reynolds, G.D., Courage, M.L, & Richards, J.E. (2013). The development of attention. In D. Reisberg (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology, pp. 1000 – 1013. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195376746.013.0063

Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2008b). Attention and early brain development. In R.E. Tremblay, R. deV Peters, M. Boivin and R. G. Barr (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

Reynolds, G.D., & Richards, J.E. (2008a). Infant heart rate: A developmental psychophysiological perspective. In L.A. Schmidt & S.J. Segalowitz (Eds.), Developmental Psychophysiology: Theory, Systems, and Methods, pp. 173 - 212. Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511499791.009

 

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