Dr. Janet H. Hsiao
Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong

Research


In a broad sense, my research interests concern the relationship between human behaviour and its underlying cognitive processes/neural mechanisms , using a variety of approaches including computational modeling and cognitive neuroscience. They can be put into two related directions:

  • Hemispheric asymmetry in cognitive processes: I aim to develop theories and models of hemispheric processing to account for hemispheric asymmetry and interaction in perception and cognition.
  • Development of perceptual expertise: I am interested in examining changes in behavior and neural mechanism in the acquisition of different types of perceptual expertise.


Laboratory: Attention Brain & Cognition Lab [Visit my lab here]

In my lab we study the relationship between human behaviour and its underlying cognitive processes/neural mechanisms, using a variety of approaches including computational modeling and cognitive neuroscience (with behavioral, eye movement, and EEG/ERP measures). Our research topics include (but not limited to) visual perception and cognition and psycholinguistics, listed below:

  • Understanding eye movement in cognitive tasks with hidden Markov model (collaboration with Dr. Antoni Chan at City University of Hong Kong)
  • How does sensorimotor experiences influence development of perceptual expertise?
  • Holistic processing and perceptual expertise
  • Connectionist modeling of hemispheric asymmetry in perception and cognition
  • Asymmetries in visual perception
  • Face and visual word recognition
  • Hemispheric asymmetry in speech processing
  • Learning changes in perceptual expertise acquisition
  • Music notation reading expertise
  • Bilingualism

Equipment: The department of Psychology currently has an Eyelink 1000 eye tracker, a Tobii T-120 eye tracker, and a 64-channel ANT EEG system. In addition, our lab has an SMI Red-n portable eye tracker .


Research Opportunities

If you are interested in joining our research group for either internships or graduate studies, please email me. Please refer to [Contact].

 


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last update: Wednesday, 16-Mar-2016 16:10:18 HKT