Hemispheric asymmetry in the processing of Japanese script

  title={Hemispheric asymmetry in the processing of Japanese script},
  author={Kevin Hanavan and J. Coney},
  pages={413 - 428}
The Japanese written language comprises both a logographic (kanji) and a phonetic (kana) script. Patterns of hemispheric asymmetry in the encoding of these scripts have been found to differ. The present study examined the way in which hemispheric differences at the level of orthographic encoding impact at the level of lexical access. A total of 32 participants performed a lexical decision task within an associative priming paradigm across both scripts. The results showed a right visual field… Expand
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