Tom Schweizer

Tom Schweizer, PhD

Research Focus

My area of interest is in Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural and Cognitive Neurology/Neurosurgery. My research program is directed at understanding the architecture and neural bases for human cognitive and real-world functioning using experimental cognitive paradigms, neuroimaging and neuropsychology. A clear understanding of the neurocognitive systems and their breakdown after brain damage is essential in educating physicians, patients and families and critical in designing various treatment strategies. We have recently placed a driving simulator in a functional MRI environment allowing us to observe the brain areas critical for driving performance. We are also currently working on creating a cognitive localization map of the human cerebellum and identifying the neurocognitive and functional consequences of brain aneurysms.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
A computerized tablet with visual feedback of hand position for functional magnetic resonance imaging Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Karimpoor M, Tam F, Strother SC, Fischer CE, Schweizer TA, Graham SJ 1427256000 Journal Article
Cognitive impairments due to focal cerebellar injuries in adults Cortex Alexander MP, Gillingham S, Schweizer TA, Stuss DT 1351742400 Journal Article
Functional MRI-compatible laparoscopic surgery training simulator. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Bahrami P, Schweizer TA, Tam F, Grantcharov TP, Cusimano MD, Graham SJ 1298955600 Journal Article
Rehabilitation of executive functioning in patients with frontal lobe brain damage with Goal Management Training Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Levine B, Schweizer T, O'Connor C, Turner G, Gillingham S, Stuss DT, Manly T, Robertson I 1297918800 Journal Article
Fractionation of frontal lobe functions in the attentional blink FRONTIERS OF NEUROSCIENCE Schweizer TA, Alexander MP, Nguyen C, Gillingham S, Stuss DT 1277784000 Abstract
Dissociation between two routes to action in gesture imitation NEUROLOGY Roy EA, Al-Khindi T, Gravely M, MacDonald L, Black SE, Schweizer T 1271217600 Abstract
Lateralized cerebellar contributions to word generation: a phonemic and semantic fluency study. Behavioural Neurology Schweizer TA, Alexander MP, Gillingham S, Cusimano M, Stuss DT 1262322000 Journal Article
Functional outcome in delusional Alzheimer Disease patients - A systematic review Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Fischer CE, Verhoeff NPLG, Churchill K, Schweizer TA 1254974400 Journal Article
The cerebellum mediates conflict resolution Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Schweizer TA, Oriet C, Meiran N, Alexander MP, Cusimano M, Stuss DT 1196485200 Journal Article
Rehabilitation of executive functioning after focal damage to the cerebellum Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Schweizer TA, Levine B, Rewilak D, O'Connor C, Turner G, Alexander MP, Cusimano M, Manly T, Robertson I, Stuss DT 1167627600 Journal Article
Fast and efficient visuotemporal attention requires the cerebellum Neuropsychologia Schweizer TA, Alexander MP, Cusimano M, Stuss DT 1167627600 Journal Article
Mechanisms of memory retrieval Rotman Rounds Schweizer T 1144641600 Presentation
The influence of visual and non-visual attributes in visual object identification Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Schweizer TA, Dixon MJ 1104555600 Journal Article
Neuropsychological profile of acute alcohol intoxication during ascending and descending blood alcohol concentrations Neuropsychopharmacology Schweizer TA, Vogel-Sprott M, Dankert J, Roy EA, Skakum A, Broderick C 1104555600 Journal Article
The stage-specific effect of alcohol on human information processing. Psychopharmacology Schweizer TA, Vogel-Sprott M, Dixon MJ, Jolicoeur P 1104555600 Journal Article
Fast, but error prone responses, during acute alcohol intoxication: Effects of stimulus-response mapping complexity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Schweizer TA, Jolicoeur P, Vogel-Sprott M, Dixon MJ 1072933200 Journal Article
The role of premorbid expertise on object identification in category-specific visual agnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology Dixon MJ, Desmarais G, Gojmerac C, Schweizer TA, Bub D 1009861200 Journal Article
Not all triads are created equal: Further support for the importance of visual and semantic proximity in object identification. Brain and Cognition Schweizer TA, Dixon MJ, Desmarais G, Smith SD 1009861200 Journal Article
Contribution of visual and semantic proximity to identification performance in a viral encephalitis patient. Brain and Cognition Schweizer TA, Dixon MJ, Westwood DA, Piskopos M 978325200 Journal Article
Transitive gesture production in apraxia: Visual and non-visual sensory contributions Brain and Cognition Westwood DA, Schweizer TA, Heath MD, Roy EA, Dixon MJ, Black SE 978325200 Journal Article
Differential effects of alcohol on responses to negatively and positively primed stimuli. Journal of Studies on Alcohol Fillmore MT, Dixon MJ, Schweizer TA 946702800 Journal Article
Superior single dimension relative to "exclusive or" categorization performance by a patient with category-specific visual agnosia. Brain and Cognition Dixon MJ, Koehler D, Schweizer TA, Guylee MJ 946702800 Journal Article
Alcohol affects processing of ignored stimuli in a negative priming paradigm. Journal of Studies on Alcohol Fillmore MT, Dixon MJ, Schweizer TA 946702800 Journal Article
Musical instrument naming impairments: The crucial exception to the living/nonliving dichotomy in category-specific agnosia Brain and Cognition Dixon MJ, Piskopos M, Schweizer TA 946702800 Journal Article
Task demands and limb apraxia in stroke. Brain and Cognition Roy EA, Heath M, Westwood D, Schweizer TA, Dixon MJ, Black SE, Kalbfleisch L, Barbour K, Square PA 946702800 Journal Article
Mild cognitive impairment & self-identified problems in everyday life. 39th Annual Meeing of the International Neuropsychological Society Dawson D, Churchill K, Fischer C, Stuss DT, Winocur G, Jency J, Schweizer T -28800 Presentation

Contact

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 1W8 Phone: 416-864-5504 Email: SchweizerT@smh.ca Fax: 416-864-5857