Frank Tong

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Imagery and visual working memory: one and the same?
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:489-90. 2013
  2. pmc Relationship between BOLD amplitude and pattern classification of orientation-selective activity in the human visual cortex
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Neuroimage 63:1212-22. 2012
  3. pmc Aligning brains and minds
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Neuron 72:199-201. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Decoding patterns of human brain activity
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 63:483-509. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Neural bases of binocular rivalry
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department, 301 Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:502-11. 2006
  6. pmc Perceptual learning selectively refines orientation representations in early visual cortex
    Janneke F M Jehee
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 32:16747-53a. 2012
  7. pmc Prevalence of selectivity for mirror-symmetric views of faces in the ventral and dorsal visual pathways
    Tim C Kietzmann
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 32:11763-72. 2012
  8. pmc Attention improves encoding of task-relevant features in the human visual cortex
    Janneke F M Jehee
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 31:8210-9. 2011
  9. pmc Multiscale pattern analysis of orientation-selective activity in the primary visual cortex
    Jascha D Swisher
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 30:325-30. 2010
  10. pmc Filling-in of visual phantoms in the human brain
    Ming Meng
    Psychology Department, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1248-54. 2005

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Imagery and visual working memory: one and the same?
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA Electronic address
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:489-90. 2013
    ..A recent study by Albers and colleagues directly investigates this issue, finding evidence of common internal representations in early visual areas. ..
  2. pmc Relationship between BOLD amplitude and pattern classification of orientation-selective activity in the human visual cortex
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Neuroimage 63:1212-22. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Aligning brains and minds
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Neuron 72:199-201. 2011
    ..Their study demonstrates that objects are similarly represented across different brains, allowing for reliable classification of one person's brain activity based on another's...
  4. doi request reprint Decoding patterns of human brain activity
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 63:483-509. 2012
    ..However, as brain-reading technology advances, issues of neuroethics and mental privacy will be important to consider...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neural bases of binocular rivalry
    Frank Tong
    Psychology Department, 301 Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:502-11. 2006
    ..Inhibitory and excitatory circuits considered within a hybrid model might account for the paradoxical properties of binocular rivalry and provide insights into the neural bases of visual awareness itself...
  6. pmc Perceptual learning selectively refines orientation representations in early visual cortex
    Janneke F M Jehee
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 32:16747-53a. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate that extensive training can lead to targeted functional reorganization of the human visual cortex, refining the cortical representation of behaviorally relevant information...
  7. pmc Prevalence of selectivity for mirror-symmetric views of faces in the ventral and dorsal visual pathways
    Tim C Kietzmann
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 32:11763-72. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Attention improves encoding of task-relevant features in the human visual cortex
    Janneke F M Jehee
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 31:8210-9. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Multiscale pattern analysis of orientation-selective activity in the primary visual cortex
    Jascha D Swisher
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 30:325-30. 2010
    ..fMRI pattern analysis methods are thus likely to be sensitive to signals originating from other irregular columnar structures elsewhere in the brain...
  10. pmc Filling-in of visual phantoms in the human brain
    Ming Meng
    Psychology Department, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1248-54. 2005
    ..Our results indicate that phantom visual experiences are closely linked to automatic filling-in of activity at the earliest stages of cortical processing...
  11. doi request reprint Introspective judgments predict the precision and likelihood of successful maintenance of visual working memory
    Rosanne L Rademaker
    Psychology Department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Vis 12:21. 2012
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  12. pmc Decoding reveals the contents of visual working memory in early visual areas
    Stephenie A Harrison
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Nature 458:632-5. 2009
    ..Our results demonstrate that early visual areas can retain specific information about visual features held in working memory, over periods of many seconds when no physical stimulus is present...
  13. pmc Direction-selective patterns of activity in human visual cortex suggest common neural substrates for different types of motion
    Sang Wook Hong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:514-21. 2012
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  14. pmc Training improves multitasking performance by increasing the speed of information processing in human prefrontal cortex
    Paul E Dux
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neurosciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Neuron 63:127-38. 2009
    ..These results not only reveal how training leads to efficient multitasking, they also provide a mechanistic account of multitasking limitations, namely the poor speed of information processing in human prefrontal cortex...
  15. pmc How attention extracts objects from noise
    Michael S Pratte
    Psychology Department and Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    J Neurophysiol 110:1346-56. 2013
    ..Together, these results suggest that attention improves people's ability to discriminate objects by de-noising visual input in early visual areas and amplifying this noise-reduced signal at higher stages of visual processing. ..
  16. pmc The functional impact of mental imagery on conscious perception
    Joel Pearson
    Vanderbilt Vision Research Center and Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Curr Biol 18:982-6. 2008
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  17. pmc Multishot versus single-shot pulse sequences in very high field fMRI: a comparison using retinotopic mapping
    Jascha D Swisher
    Department of Psychology and Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34626. 2012
    ..Thus, when surface-based analyses are planned, or in other circumstances where geometric distortion is of particular concern, multishot pulse sequences could provide a viable alternative to single-shot EPI...
  18. doi request reprint Evaluating the mind's eye: the metacognition of visual imagery
    Joel Pearson
    Psychology Department, Vanderbilt University
    Psychol Sci 22:1535-42. 2011
    ..Our findings provide novel evidence that people have a good metacognitive understanding of their own mental imagery and can reliably evaluate the vividness of single episodes of imagination...
  19. pmc Cortical representation of space around the blind spot
    Holger Awater
    Dept of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA
    J Neurophysiol 94:3314-24. 2005
    ..Remapping therefore appears unlikely to account for perceptual filling-in at an early cortical level...
  20. pmc Irrelevant objects of expertise compete with faces during visual search
    Rankin W McGugin
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 73:309-17. 2011
    ..Objects of expertise interfere with face perception even when they are task irrelevant, visually distinct, and separated in space from faces...
  21. ncbi request reprint Splitting the spotlight of visual attention
    Frank Tong
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA
    Neuron 42:524-6. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Can attention selectively bias bistable perception? Differences between binocular rivalry and ambiguous figures
    Ming Meng
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    J Vis 4:539-51. 2004
    ..Our results support the notion that binocular rivalry involves a more automatic, stimulus-driven form of visual competition than Necker cube reversal, and as a consequence, is less easily biased by selective attention...
  23. pmc Decoding the visual and subjective contents of the human brain
    Yukiyasu Kamitani
    ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619 0288, Japan
    Nat Neurosci 8:679-85. 2005
    ..Our approach provides a framework for the readout of fine-tuned representations in the human brain and their subjective contents...
  24. ncbi request reprint Temporal limitations in object processing across the human ventral visual pathway
    Thomas J McKeeff
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:382-93. 2007
    ..These data suggest that temporal limitations in object recognition likely result from the limited processing capacity of high-level object-selective areas rather than that of earlier stages of visual processing...
  25. ncbi request reprint Primary visual cortex and visual awareness
    Frank Tong
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 4:219-29. 2003
    ..Further investigation into V1 and its interactions with higher areas might uncover fundamental aspects of the neural basis of visual awareness...
  26. ncbi request reprint The timing of perceptual decisions for ambiguous face stimuli in the human ventral visual cortex
    Thomas J McKeeff
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:669-78. 2007
    ..Activity in these areas may represent a potential rate-limiting step in the pathway from sensation to action when subjects must reach a decision about ambiguous face-like stimuli...
  27. pmc Decoding seen and attended motion directions from activity in the human visual cortex
    Yukiyasu Kamitani
    ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, 2 2 2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619 0288, Japan
    Curr Biol 16:1096-102. 2006
    ..Our approach for measuring ensemble direction selectivity may provide new opportunities to investigate relationships between attentional selection, conscious perception, and direction-selective responses in the human brain...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of perceptual filling-in of visual phantoms revealed by binocular rivalry
    Ming Meng
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Vis 7:8.1-15. 2007
    ..This study provides novel evidence that visual phantoms result from a slow time-dependent filling-in mechanism; possible models to account for its time course are discussed...

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