Catarina Amado

Dr. Catarina Amado

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Experimental Cognitive Science

Sand 6 / room F116

72076 Tübingen



E-Mail: catarina.amado (at)

Phone number: +49 (0) 7071 29 78973

Office hours: by appointment (please send a short email describing what you want to talk about)

Research interests

As my previous work included visual (PhD) and motor (master thesis) sensory domains, separately, I am specially interested in visuomotor tasks. Also, my PhD focused on the predictive coding mechanisms of visual perception, I am excited to investigate the prediction related phenomena in visuomotor tasks.


I finished a PhD in neuroscience in the University of Jena with Professor Gyula Kovács. Before, I have completed a Masters’ and Bachelors’ degree in Biomedical Engineering. I did my master thesis at École Polytechnique de Lausanne with Prof. Olaf Blanke, Dr. Roy Salomon and Dr. Wietske van der Zwaag.


Rostalski, S. M., Amado, C., Kovács, G. (2019). Repetition suppression for noisy and intact faces in the occipito-temporal cortex Frontiers in Psychology
Ambrus, G. G., Amado, C., Krohn, L., Kovács, G. (2019). TMS of the occipital face area modulates cross-domain identity priming Brain Structure and Function
Amado, C. , Kovács, P., Mayer, R., Ambrus G. G., Trapp, S., Kovács, G. (2018) Neuroimaging results suggest the role of prediction in cross-domain priming Scientific Reports - Nature
Menzel, C., Kovács, G., Amado, C. , Hayn-Leichsenring, G. U., Redies C. (2018) Visual mismatch negativity indicates automatic, task-independent detection of artistic image composition in abstract artworks Biological Psychology
Amado, C. , Stoyanova, P., and Kovács, G. (2018). Visual mismatch response and fMRI signal adaptation correlate in the occipital-temporal cortex Behavioural Brain Research, 347, Pages 77-87
Amado, C. , and Kovács, G. (2016). Does surprise enhancement or repetition suppression explain visual mismatch negativity? The European Journal of Neuroscience, 43 (12), 1590-1600
Amado, C. , Hermman, P., Kovács, P., Grotheer, M., Vidnyánszky, Z., Kovács, G. (2016) The contribution of surprise to the prediction based modulation of fMRI responses. Neuropsychologia, 84(0), 105-112