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Conference Paper: Expertise modulates hemispheric asymmetry in holistic processing: evidence from Chinese character processing

TitleExpertise modulates hemispheric asymmetry in holistic processing: evidence from Chinese character processing
Authors
KeywordsHolistic processing
Chinese character processing
Hemispheric asymmetry
Issue Date2015
Citation
The 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015), Pasadena, CA., 22-25 July 2015. How to Cite?
AbstractHolistic processing (HP) has been proposed to be a character-istic of right hemisphere (RH) processing. Here we test this claim using the divided visual field paradigm with Chinese character stimuli. HP is assessed through the composite para-digm, which is commonly used in perceptual expertise re-search. We found that in novice Chinese readers, a standard HP pattern emerged only in the left visual field/RH but not in the right visual field/left hemisphere, consistent with the ana-lytic/holistic hemispheric dichotomy in the literature. However, in expert Chinese readers, neither visual field showed the HP pattern, consistent with the finding that re-duced HP is an expertise maker for Chinese character recog-nition. Thus, the RH does not always employ holistic process-ing; it depends on the perceivers’ experience with the stimuli. This is the first study demonstrating that expertise with a vis-ual object type can modulate hemispheric difference in HP.
DescriptionConference Theme: Mind, Technology, and Society
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212266

 

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dc.contributor.authorChung, HKS-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, JCY-
dc.contributor.authorHsiao, JH-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:30:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:30:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015), Pasadena, CA., 22-25 July 2015.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212266-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Mind, Technology, and Society-
dc.description.abstractHolistic processing (HP) has been proposed to be a character-istic of right hemisphere (RH) processing. Here we test this claim using the divided visual field paradigm with Chinese character stimuli. HP is assessed through the composite para-digm, which is commonly used in perceptual expertise re-search. We found that in novice Chinese readers, a standard HP pattern emerged only in the left visual field/RH but not in the right visual field/left hemisphere, consistent with the ana-lytic/holistic hemispheric dichotomy in the literature. However, in expert Chinese readers, neither visual field showed the HP pattern, consistent with the finding that re-duced HP is an expertise maker for Chinese character recog-nition. Thus, the RH does not always employ holistic process-ing; it depends on the perceivers’ experience with the stimuli. This is the first study demonstrating that expertise with a vis-ual object type can modulate hemispheric difference in HP.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2015-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHolistic processing-
dc.subjectChinese character processing-
dc.subjectHemispheric asymmetry-
dc.titleExpertise modulates hemispheric asymmetry in holistic processing: evidence from Chinese character processing-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailHsiao, JH: jhsiao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHsiao, JH=rp00632-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros245549-

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