R J Hoosain

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The incidence of left handedness amongst the Chinese, as in the case of people with more traditional cultures, is reported to be low. However, there is a group of native left handers, often unrecognized as such, who use the right hand for writing and drawing but the left hand for most other tasks. They had experienced pressure during childhood to shift(More)
There is evidence that auditory reception of the second language of bilinguals is less lateralized in the left hemisphere, when the two languages involved are more dissimilar, such as Chinese and English. The present study shows, with a test of simultaneous finger tapping and backward counting as well as a test of tachistoscopic bilateral presentation, that(More)
It has been suggested that the right hemisphere advantage reported in the literature for single Chinese or kanji characters is the result of perceptual factors rather than unique linguistic features of the orthography. However, no similar right hemisphere advantage for two-character words has ever been found. This study reports on a right hemisphere(More)
  • References Benecke, R Rothwell, B L Dick, Marsden, K M Newell, L G Carlton +13 others
  • 2008
The modulation of a feature across different strokes of a handwriting pattern can be considered as a signal. This signal can be estimated by stroke-wise averaging of the stroke features across a series of replications of a pattern. The patterns may need to be rescaled or normalized. The difference of each replication with respect to this average pattern can(More)
Chinese-English bilingual undergraduates who had been forced to switch their preferred hand from the left to the right during childhood were identified. In hemifield perception of Chinese and English words, ordinary left-handers and handedness-switch subjects showed a less strong left-hemisphere advantage when compared with right-handers. The latter showed(More)
48 Iranian and 48 Chinese children, from 3 to 5 yr. old, were tested for their comprehension and production of two forms of bitransitive sentences in their respective languages. There was evidence that sentential forms in which the transfer object was mentioned next to the transfer action were acquired better by the subjects than those in which the two were(More)
A psychological model of mediational processes based on the derivation of the meaning of perceptual or linguistic signs predicts increased processing times for signs that have negative affective meaning and conjoined signs with incongruent affective meanings. The procedure used in the experiments enables identical responses for positive and negative signs.(More)
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