Holistic processing (HP) and hemispheric lateralization are both expertise markers of object recognition. For example, expertise in face and sub-ordinate object perception is shown to be associated with HP and stronger right hemispheric lateralization. However, HP is modulated by experiences of selective attention to parts such as writing experiences of Chinese characters (Tso, Au, & Hsiao, 2014) and drawing experiences of faces (Zhou et al., 2011). Meanwhile, hemispheric lateralization is associated with the decoding strategy employed in object recognition, such as left hemispheric lateralization for reading alphabetic scripts and right hemispheric lateralization for reading logographic scripts. This study aims at training participants to recognize the same sets of artificially-created scripts using either whole-word (Logographic) or grapheme-to-phoneme (Alphabetic) approaches. We found that both approaches induced strong HP, though the alphabetic approach induced stronger left hemisphere advantage than the logographic approach. This training study demonstrates that HP and hemispheric lateralization are separate processes that are associated with different perceptual mechanisms. Copyright © 2015 Cognitive Science Society, CogSci. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015): Mind, Technology, and Society|
|Place of Publication||Austin, TX|
|Publisher||Cognitive Science Society, Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
CitationTso, R. V.-Y., Au, T. K.-F., & Hsiao, J. H.-W. (2015). How do different training tasks modulate our perception and hemispheric lateralization in the development of perceptual expertise? In Proceedings of 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015): Mind, Technology, and Society (pp. 1991-1996). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
- Perceptual expertise
- Holistic processing
- Hemispheric asymmetry