Diane Swick

Diane Swick

Position Title
Associate Adjunct Professor

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

Martinez Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Research Bldg. #4

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Medical Neuroscience


  • NSC 223 Cognitive Neuroscience


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

Field Sites

  • VA Northern California Health Care System http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=528&divisionId=ALL
  • Center for Mind and Brain http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu
  • Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders http://www.ebire.org/card/

Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society


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


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.