Rumjahn Hoosain

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visual designs or faces. However, they did perform better in memorizing nonsense syllables. In comparing this result with the results of Woo and Hoosain (1984), Hoosain comes to the conclusion that poor readers in Chinese have more visual problems than poor readers in English. Apparently, Hoosain misinterprets the nature and the implication of the results(More)
The selective involvement of the basal ganglia in recognition of the facial expression of disgust was investigated by examining a group of six symptomatic Huntington's disease patients and 32 Wilson's disease patients in China. Morphed photographs of facial expressions covering happiness-surprise-fear-sadness-disgust-anger were used and the patients were(More)
  • R Hoosain
  • Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the…
  • 1990
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)
LJM, a 41-year-old schizophrenic Chinese man with bilateral anterior cingulate gyrus (Brodmann's area 24) lesions and also a small lesion in right amygdala after an operation, was compared with normal as well as brain-damaged and schizophrenic controls in identification of morphed facial expressions of six basic emotions. In repeated administrations of the(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)
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)
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)
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)
  • R Hoosain
  • The Journal of genetic psychology
  • 1991
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)
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