Anthony Cate

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Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Biological Psychology
Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (in WMS 131), and other times by appointment. Please make an appointment if you would like to visit office hours.
Office Address
131 Williams Hall
Office Phone
Curriculum Vitae
Short Bio
2006-2011 Postdoctoral Scientist, Human Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System, Martinez, CA
2005-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario
2005 Ph.D. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
1995 B.A. Psychology, Yale University
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Visual perception of shapes, objects and scenes
  • Numeracy
  • Statistical models of high-level vision
  • Anatomy and functional organization of human cortical sensory systems
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methodology and statistics
Recent Courses Taught
  • PSYC 2064 Introduction to Neuroscience of Behavior
  • PSYC 4074 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 4114 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 4364 Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision Making (Senior Seminar)
Select Publications
  • Zhang, S., Cate, A. D., Kang, X., Herron, T. J., Yund, E. W., Bao, S. & Woods, D. L. (2015). “Functional and Anatomical Properties of Human Visual Cortical Fields.” Vision Research 109: 107-121.
  • Cate, A. D., Herron, T. J., Yund, E. W., Kang, X. & Woods, D. L. (2012). “Intermodal attention modulates visual processing in dorsal and ventral streams.” Neuroimage 63(3):1295-304.
  • Kang, X., Herron, T. J., Cate, A. D., Yund, E. W. & Woods, D. L.( 2012). “Hemispherically-unified cortical surface mapping of the cerebral hemispheres.” PLoS ONE 7(9):e45582.
  • O'Neil, E. B., Protzner, A. B., McCormick, C., McLean, D. A., Poppenk, J., Cate A. D., Köhler S. (2012). “Distinct patterns of functional connectivity between perirhinal cortex and other cortical regions in recognition memory and perceptual discrimination.” Cerebral Cortex 22(1):74-85.
  • Woods, D. L., Herron, T. J., Kang, X., Cate, A. D. & Yund, E. W. (2011). “Phonological processing in human auditory cortical fields.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5:42. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00042
  • Cate, A. D., Goodale, M. A. & Köhler, S. (2011). “The role of apparent size in building- and object-specific regions of ventral visual cortex.” Brain Research 1388: 109-122.
  • Woods, D. L., Herron, T. J., Cate, A. D., Yund, E. W., Stecker, G. C., Rinne, T. & Kang, X. (2010). “Functional properties of human auditory cortical fields.” Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 4:155. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2010.00155
  • Cate, A. D. & Behrmann, M. (2010). “Perceiving parts and shapes from concave surfaces.” Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 72(1): 153-167.
  • O'Neil, E. B., Cate A. D., Köhler S. (2009). “Perirhinal cortex contributes to accuracy in recognition memory and perceptual discriminations.” Journal of Neuroscience 29(26): 8329-34.
  • Woods, D. L., Stecker, G. C., Rinne, T, Herron, T. J., Cate A. D., et al. (2009). “Functional Maps of Human Auditory Cortex: Effects of Acoustic Features and Attention.” PLoS ONE 4(4): e5183. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005183.
  • Cate, A. D., Herron, T. J., Kang, X.., Yund, E. W., Stecker, G. C., Rinne, T. & Woods, D. L. (2009). “Auditory attention activates peripheral visual cortex.” PLoS ONE 4(2): e4645. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004645.
  • Cate, A. & Köhler, S. (2006). “The missing whole in perceptual models of perirhinal cortex.” Trends in Cognitive Science 10(9): 396-7.
  • Cate, A. & Behrmann, M. (2002). “Spatial and temporal influences on extinction in parietal patients.” Neuropsychologia 40:2206-2225.