Frank Tong, Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Psychology Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsM.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsB.S., Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Office Address
531 Wilson Hall
111 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Keywords
fMRI and behavioral studies of visual perception, object recognition, attention, and visual awareness
Awater H, Kerlin JR, Evans KK, Tong F. Cortical representation of space around the blind spot. J. Neurophysiol [print-electronic]. 2005 Nov; 94(5): 3314-24. PMID: 16033933, PMCID: PMC1401501, PII: 01330.2004, DOI: 10.1152/jn.01330.2004, ISSN: 0022-3077.

Meng M, Remus DA, Tong F. Filling-in of visual phantoms in the human brain. Nat. Neurosci [print-electronic]. 2005 Sep; 8(9): 1248-54. PMID: 16116454, PMCID: PMC1593217, PII: nn1518, DOI: 10.1038/nn1518, ISSN: 1097-6256.

Kamitani Y, Tong F. Decoding the visual and subjective contents of the human brain. Nat. Neurosci [print-electronic]. 2005 May; 8(5): 679-85. PMID: 15852014, PMCID: PMC1808230, PII: nn1444, DOI: 10.1038/nn1444, ISSN: 1097-6256.

Meng M, Tong F. Can attention selectively bias bistable perception? Differences between binocular rivalry and ambiguous figures. J Vis. 2004 Jul 7/1/2004; 4(7): 539-51. PMID: 15330700, PMCID: PMC1403736, PII: 4/7/2, DOI: 10.1167/4.7.2, ISSN: 1534-7362.

Tong F. Splitting the spotlight of visual attention. Neuron. 2004 May 5/27/2004; 42(4): 524-6. PMID: 15157414, PII: S0896627304002971, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2004.05.005, ISSN: 0896-6273.

Tong F. Out-of-body experiences: from Penfield to present. Trends Cogn. Sci. (Regul. Ed.). 2003 Mar; 7(3): 104-6. PMID: 12639686, PII: S1364661303000275, ISSN: 1879-307X.

Tong F. Primary visual cortex and visual awareness. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 2003 Mar; 4(3): 219-29. PMID: 12612634, PII: nrn1055, DOI: 10.1038/nrn1055, ISSN: 1471-003X.

Cohen JD, Tong F. Neuroscience. The face of controversy. Science. 2001 Sep 9/28/2001; 293(5539): 2405-7. PMID: 11577224, PII: 293/5539/2405, DOI: 10.1126/science.1066018, ISSN: 0036-8075.

Tong F. Brain at work: play by play. Nature neuroscience. 2001 Jun; 4(6) Sect. 560,2.

Tong, F. Competing theories of binocular rivalry: A possible resolution. 2001.

Tong, F., & Engel, S. A. Interocular rivalry revealed in the human cortical blind-spot representation. 2001.

Tong, F., Nakayama, K., Moscovitch, M., Weinrib, O., & Kanwisher, N. Response properties of the human fusiform face area. 2000.

Tong F, Nakayama K. Robust representations for faces: evidence from visual search. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1999 Aug; 25(4): 1016-35. PMID: 10464943, ISSN: 0096-1523.

Tong F, Nakayama K, Vaughan JT, Kanwisher N. Binocular rivalry and visual awareness in human extrastriate cortex. Neuron. 1998 Oct; 21(4): 753-9. PMID: 9808462, PII: S0896-6273(00)80592-9, ISSN: 0896-6273.

Kanwisher N, Tong F, Nakayama K. The effect of face inversion on the human fusiform face area. Cognition. 1998 Aug; 68(1): B1-11. PMID: 9775518, PII: S0010-0277(98)00035-3, ISSN: 0010-0277.