Writing facilitates learning to read in Chinese through reduction of holistic processing: A developmental study

@inproceedings{Tso2012WritingFL,
  title={Writing facilitates learning to read in Chinese through reduction of holistic processing: A developmental study},
  author={Ricky Van-yip Tso and Terry Kit-fong Au and Janet Hui-wen Hsiao},
  booktitle={CogSci},
  year={2012}
}
Holistic processing has been identified as an expertise marker of face and object recognition. In contrast, the expertise marker of recognizing Chinese characters is reduced holistic processing (Hsiao & Cottrell, 2009), which is driven by Chinese writing experiences rather than reading ability (Tso, Au, & Hsiao, 2011). Here we investigate the developmental trend of holistic processing in Chinese character recognition and its relationship with reading and writing abilities by testing Chinese… CONTINUE READING

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