Anthony S. Dick

Anthony S. Dick

Office: AHC-4 454
Phone: (305) 348-4202
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab: DM 248, Phone: (305) 348-9055

Education and Training

  • 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 studies the development and organization of language and executive function in the human brain. He investigates this question using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods (functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, including diffusion-weighted imaging). He has edited a book, authored or co-authored over 40 papers, and has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to conduct his work.

Lab Website

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Recent Publications (Last five years)


Dick, A. S., & Müller, U. Eds. (2018). Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

Peer Reviewed Publications and Non-Peer Reviewed Chapters

Nomi, J.S., Schettini, E., Broce, I., Dick, A. S., Uddin, L. Q. (in press). Structural connections of functionally-defined human insular subdivisions. Cerebral Cortex.

Vias, C., & Dick, A. S. (in press). Cerebellar contributions to language in typical and atypical development: A review. Developmental Neuropsychology.

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.

Comer, J. S., del Busto, C., Dick, A. S., Furr, J. M., & Puliafico, A. C. (in press). Adapting PCIT to treat anxiety problems in young children: The CALM Program. In L. Niec (Ed.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Innovations and applications for research and practice. New York: Springer.

Dick, A. S., & Tremblay, P. (in press). Broca and Wernicke are dead: The new neurobiology of language. Psychology Review.

Dick, A. S., & Müller, U. (2018). 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. (2018). 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., & 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.

Garcia, C., & Dick, A. S. (2013). Stuck in the moment: Cognitive inflexibility in preschoolers following an extended time period. Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, 4:959. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00959

Tremblay, P., Dick, A. S., & Small, S. L. (2013). Functional and structural aging of the speech sensorimotor neural system: fMRI evidence. Neurobiology of Aging, 34, 1935-1951.

Dick, A. S., & Andric, M. (2013). The neurobiology of receptive-expressive language interdependence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 352-353.

Dick, A. S., Raja Beharelle, A., Solodkin, A., & Small, S. (2013). Interhemispheric functional connectivity following pre- or perinatal brain injury predicts receptive language outcome. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 5612-5625.

Dick, A. S., & Tremblay, P. (2012). Beyond the arcuate fasciculus: Consensus and controversy in the connectional anatomy of language. Brain, 135, 3529-3550.

Dick, A. S. (2012). Sources of cognitive inflexibility in set-shifting tasks: Insights into developmental theories from adult data. Journal of Cognition and Development, 13, 82-110. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2011.573516

Dick, A. S., Goldin-Meadow, S., Solodkin, A., & Small, S. L. (2012). Gesture in the developing brain. Developmental Science, 15, 165-180.

Mashal, N., Solodkin, A., Dick, A. S., Chen, E. E., Small, S. L. (2012). A network model of observation and imitation of speech. Frontiers in Cognition, 3, 1-12.

Courses Taught

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