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Anthony Cate

Anthony Cate

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Biological Psychology

Committed to the Principles of Community of Virginia Tech.


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 2064 Nervous Systems and Behavior
  • PSYC 4074 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 4114 Cognitive Psychology


  • 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.

    Anthony Cate

Office Hours

Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm (in WMS 131), Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00pm (NOTE LOCATION: Moss Arts Center Learning Studio), and by appointment.