Chinese character recognition in the left and right visual fields

Weekes, B. and Zhang, B.Y. (1999) Chinese character recognition in the left and right visual fields. In: Tennet IX - Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology Conference, JUN 10-12, 1998, Montreal, Canada. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We report an experiment investigating the effect of priming on the recognition of Chinese characters in the left visual field (LVF) and the right visual field (RVF). Two types of character were used. compound targets, which contain separate radical components, and integrated targets, which do not contain separate components. Phonological priming effects on compound target recognition were found following a 50-ms SOA, but these were restricted to the RVF. There was no evidence of phonological priming on integrated target recognition in either visual field. We argue that character type constrains the activation of phonology during Chinese character recognition and that this is primarily a left hemisphere activity for Chinese speakers.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Proceedings Paper
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2009 18:35
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2009 18:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16735 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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