Diane Swick

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Associate Adjunct Professor


Neurology - Medicine

Offices and Labs

Martinez Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Research Bldg. #4
(925) 370-4081


1991 PhD Neurosciences University of California, San Diego
1984 BA Biology Wake Forest University

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Mind and Brain
Center for Aphasia & Related Disorders


Society for Neuroscience
Society for Psychophysiological Research
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Specialties / Focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Medical Neuroscience

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS



Swick Lab
  • Diane Swick, Victoria Ashley, Jary Larsen, And Turken, Adrian Willoughby, and Jennifer Yang

Field Sites

VA Northern California Health Care System website
Center for Mind and Brain website
Center for Aphasia & Related Disorders website

Teaching Interests

Cognitive neuroscience.


NSC 223 Cognitive Neuroscience


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  • Larsen, J., Baynes, K., & Swick, D. (2004). Right hemisphere reading mechanisms in a global alexic patient. Neuropsychologia 1459-1476.
  • Swick, D., Senkfor, A., & Van Petten, C. (2006). Source memory retrieval is affected by aging and prefrontal lesions: behavioral and ERP evidence. Brain Research 1107: 161-176.
  • Swick, D., Miller, K.M., & Larsen, J. (2004). Auditory repetition priming is impaired in pure alexic patients. Brain and Language 89: 543-553.
  • Ashley, V., Vuilleumier, P., & Swick, D. (2004). Time course and specificity of event-related potentials to emotional expressions. NeuroReport 15: 211-216.
  • Miller, K.M. & Swick, D. (2003). Orthography influences the perception of speech in alexic patients. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 15: 981-990.
  • Turken, A.U., Vuilleumier, P., Mathalon, D.H., Swick, D., & Ford, J.M. (2003). Are impairments of action monitoring and executive control true dissociative dysfunctions in patients with schizophrenia? American Journal of Psychiatry 160: 1881-1883.
  • Swick, D. & Turken, A.U. (2002). Dissociation between conflict detection and error monitoring in the human anterior cingulate cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99: 16354-16359.
  • Swick, D. & Jovanovich, J. (2002). Anterior cingulate cortex and the Stroop task: Neuropsychological evidence for topographic specificity. Neuropsychologia 40: 1240-1253.
  • Thompson-Schill, S.L., Jonides, J., Marshuetz, C., Smith, E.E., D'Esposito, M., Kan, I.P., Knight, R.T., & Swick, D. (2002). Effects of frontal lobe damage on interference effects in working memory. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 2: 109-120.
  • Vuilleumier, P., Hazeltine, E., Sagiv, N., Poldrack, R.A., Swick, D., Rafal, R.D., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2001). Neural fate of seen and unseen faces in visuospatial neglect: A combined event-related fMRI and ERP study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98: 3495-3500.
  • Turken, A.U. & Swick, D. (1999). Response selection in the human anterior cingulate cortex. Nature Neuroscience 2: 920-924.