Anthony Steven Dick

Anthony Steven Dick
  • NIDCD NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.S., Psychology, B.A., Music, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Research Interests

Dr. Dick's primary research interests lie in how language develops in the context of other sensorimotor and cognitive processes. He investigates this question using both behavioral and neurobiological methods. For example, Dr. Dick is interested in how the typical and atypical (i.e., lesioned) developing brain organizes to support speech perception and language comprehension in the context of additional visual information from gestures and from the lips and mouth of the speaker. He is also interested in how the developing child uses language to control his or her behavior, or to navigate difficult problem solving situations (e.g., tasks that require “cognitive flexibility”). Dr. Dick uses standard behavioral methodologies, as well as eye-tracking and functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate these questions. He has authored or co-authored a number of papers and has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct his work.

Select Publications

Dick, A. S., & Müller, U. Eds. (forthcoming). Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

Dick, A. S., & Müller, U. (forthcoming). Introduction: Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and Method. In A. S. Dick & U. Müller (Eds.) Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

Dick, A. S. (forthcoming). The ontogenesis of neural networks from a network science perspective. In A. S. Dick & U. Müller (Eds.) Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

Tremblay, P., Deschamps, I., & Dick, A. S. (in press). Neurocognitive organization of articulatory and motor processes in speech. In M. Miozzo, G. de Zubicaray, & S. Schiller (Eds.). Oxford handbook of neurolinguistics. Oxford University Press.

Tremblay, P., & Dick, A. S. (2016). Broca and Wernicke are dead: Or, moving past the Classic Model of language neurobiology. Brain and Language, 162, 60-71.

Dick, A. S., & Broce, I. (2016). The neurobiology of gesture and its development. In G. Hickok and S. L. Small (Eds.) Neurobiology of language (pp. 389-398). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Broce, I., Bernal, B., Altman, N., Tremblay, P., & Dick, A. S. (2015). Fiber tracking of the frontal aslant tract and subcomponents of the arcuate fasciculus in 5-8-year-olds. Brain and Language, 149, 66-76.

Riedel, M., Ray, K. L., Dick, A. S., Sutherland, M. T., Hernandez, Z., Fox, P. M., Eickhoff, S. B., Fox, P. T., & Laird, A. R. (2015). Meta-analytic connectivity and behavioral parcellation of the human cerebellum. NeuroImage, 117, 327-342.

Dick, A. S., & Small, S. L. (2015). Structural and functional components of brain networks for language. In A. Toga (Ed.) Brain mapping: An encyclopedic reference (pp. 653-659). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Hasson, U., Llano, D., Miceli, G., & Dick, A. S. (2014). Does it talk the talk? On the role of basal ganglia in emotive speech processing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Commentary), 37, 556-557.

Dick, A. S., Bernal, B., & Tremblay, P. (2014). The language connectome: New pathways, new concepts. The Neuroscientist, 20, 453-467.

Dick, A. S. (2014). The development of cognitive flexibility beyond the preschool period: An investigation using a modified Flexible Item Selection Task (FIST). Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 125, 13-34.

Dick, A. S., Mok, E., Raja Beharelle, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Small, S. L. (2014). Frontal and temporal contributions to understanding the iconic co-speech gestures that accompany speech. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 900-917.

Courses Taught

  • Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate)
  • Developmental Methods (Graduate)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Inferential Statistical Methods
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Introduction to Child Development