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Dr Janet Hsiao

BA NTU, MSc SFU, PhD UOE.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +852 3917 4874
email : jhsiao@hku.hk

External Address

Department of Psychology
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Recent External Appointments

  • Associate Editor, PLOS ONE. (2014 - 2015)

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Hong Kong Research Grants Council (General Research Fund) (2014 - 2017) "How does writing/drawing experience enhance visual expertise?" (HKD976,813). Hsiao, J.H. ($143,000)
  • Hong Kong Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme Grant (2013 - 2015) "How does music notation reading experience influence word reading?"(HKD1,089,204). Hsiao, J.H. ($157,000)
  • General Research Fund Grant, Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (HKD753,575) (2011 - 2014) Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K. ($110,000)
  • General Research Fund Grant, Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (HKD856,000) (2009 - 2012) The two sides of cognition: Hemispheric processing of face and word recognition. Hsiao, J.H. ($124,000)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Cottrell, G.W., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Neurocomputational models of face processing. In A.J. Calder, G. Rhodes, J.V. Haxby & M.H. Johnson (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Face Perception (pp. 401-424). Oxford,UK: Oxford University Press.

Periodicals

  • Chuk, T., Crookes, K., Hayward, W.G., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2017). Hidden Markov model analysis reveals the advantage of analytic eye movement patterns in face recognition across cultures. Cognition, 169, 102-117. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.08.003
  • Collova, J.R., Kloth, N., Crookes, K., Burton, N., Chan, C.Y., Hsiao, J.H., & Rhodes, G. (2017). A new other-race effect for gaze perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(11), 1857-1863. doi:10.1037/xhp0000460
  • Chuk, T., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014). Understanding eye movements in face recognition using hidden Markov models. Journal of Vision, 14(11:8), 1-14.
  • Lam, S. M., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014). Bilingual experience modulates hemispheric lateralization in visual word processing. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 17(30), 589-609. doi:10.1017/S1366728913000734
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014). Perceptual expertise: Can sensorimotor experience change holistic processing and left side bias? Psychological Science, 25, 1757-1767. doi:10.1177/0956797614541284
  • Chan, K. W., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetry in processing low- and high-pass filtered Cantonese speech in tonal and non-tonal language speakers. Language & Cognitive Processes, 28(8), 1224-1243.
  • Fernandes, M., Wammes, J., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Representation of linguistic information determines it susceptibility to memory interference. Brain Sciences, 3(3), 1244-1260.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheng, L. (2013). The modulation of stimulus structure on visual field asymmetry effects: the case of Chinese character recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(9), 1739-1755.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Lam, S. M. (2013). The modulation of visual and task characteristics of a writing system on hemispheric lateralization in visual word recognition - A computational exploration. Cognitive Science, 37, 861-890.
  • Hsiao, J.H., Cipollini, B., & Cottrell, G. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetry in perception: A differential encoding account. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(7), 998-1007.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Liu, T.T. (2012). The optimal viewing position in face recognition. Journal of Vision, 12(2:22), 1-9.
  • Wong, A.C.N., Bukach, C.M., Hsiao, J.H., Greenspon, E., Ahern, E., Duan, Y., & Lui, K.F.H. (2012). Holistic processing as a hallmark of perceptual expertise for non-face categories including Chinese characters. Journal of Vision, 12(13:7), 1-5.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Visual field differences can emerge purely from perceptual learning: Evidence from modeling Chinese character pronunciation. Brain & Language, 119(2), 89-98.

Published Abstracts

  • Chuk, T., Luo, A.X., Crookes, K., Hayward, W.G., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J. (2014). Caucasian and Asian eye movement patterns in face recognition: A computational exploration using hidden Markov models [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 14(10), 1212. doi:10.1167/14.10.1212
  • Hsiao, J.H., &, Wong, Y.K.L. (2012). A right visual field advantage without left hemisphere lateralization in music notation reading [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 534.
  • Liu, T., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012). The perception of simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the eye of simplified and traditional Chinese readers [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 533.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., &, Hsiao, J.H. (2012). Writing facilitates learning to read in Chinese through reduction of holistic processing: A developmental study [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 530.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheng, L. (2011). Differential hemispheric processing in the recognition of Chinese characters with different structures in foveal and parafoveal vision [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 265.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K. (2011). Word type frequency alone can modulate hemispheric asymmetry in visual word recognition: Evidence from modeling Chinese character recognition [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 343.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K.C.F. (2011). Holistic processing and right hemisphere lateralization do not always go together: Evidence from computational modeling [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 242.
  • Hsiao, J.H., Lam, L., & Cheung, K. (2011). Temporal dynamics of the modulation of character structure and phonetic radical in Chinese character processing: An ERP study [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 266.
  • Lam, S.-M., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Bilinguals have different hemispheric lateralization in visual word processing from monolinguals [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 344.
  • Lee, C., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Within-category advantage in perceiving color contrast: a new case of categorical perception [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 385.
  • Tso, R V.Y., Au, T.K.-F., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). The influence of writing experiences on holistic processing in Chinese character recognition [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 345.
  • Wong, Y.K., Lau, J.P.C., Gauthier, I., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Music reading expertise selectively improves categorical judgment with musical notation [Abstract]. i-Perception, 2(4), 347.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Kanan, C., Bseiso, D.N.F., Ray, N.A., Hsiao, J.H., & Cottrell, G.W. (2014). Predicting an observer’s task using multi-fixation pattern analysis. In S. Spencer (Ed.), Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (pp. 287-290). Santa Barbara: ACM Digital Library.
  • Chen, J., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetry in nonconscious processing. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2022-2027). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Chuk, T., Ng, A., Coviello, E., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Understanding eye movements in face recognition with hidden Markov model. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 328-333). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Galmar, B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Holistic processing is not always a property of right hemisphere processing- Evidence from computational modeling of face recognition. In M. Lee, A. Hirose, Z.-G. Hou, & R.M. Kil (Eds.), Neural Information Processing: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 1-8). New York, USA: Springer.
  • Galmar, B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Computational exploration of task and attention modulation on holistic processing and left side bias effects in face recognition: The case of face drawing experts. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2356-2361). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013). Expert marker of Chinese character recognition: Left-side bias versus holistic processing? In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 492-1497). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Cipollini, B., Hsiao, J.H., & Cottrell, G. (2012). Connectivity asymmetry can explain visual hemispheric asymmetries in local/global, face and spatial frequency processing. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1410-1415). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Liu, T., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012). The perception of simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the eye of simplified and traditional Chinese readers. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 689-694). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012). Writing facilitates learning to read in Chinese through reduction of holistic processing: A developmental study. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2463-2468). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Wong, Y.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012). Reading direction is sufficient to account for the optimal viewing position in reading: The case of music reading. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2540-2545). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K. (2011). The modulation of word type frequency on hemispheric lateralization in visual word recognition: Evidence from modeling Chinese character recognition. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 891-896). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K.C.F. (2011). Computational exploration of the relationship between holistic processing and right hemisphere lateralization in featural and configural recognition tasks. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2592-2597). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Lam, S.M., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). Bilinguals have different hemispheric lateralization in visual word processing from monolinguals. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3409-3414). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011). The influence of writing experiences on holistic processing in Chinese character recognition. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1442-1447). Austin, USA: Cognitive Science Society.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Kanan, C., Bseiso, D.N.F., Ray, N.A., Hsiao, J.H., & Cottrell, G.W. (2014, August). Predicting an Observer’s Task using Multi-Fixation Pattern Analysis. Paper presented at the Eye-Tracking Research and Applications, Safety Harbor, USA.
  • Kong, N.K., Chan, C.Y.H., Cheng, K.H.M., Hsiao, J.H., & Tseng, C.H. (2014, July). Perceptual bias in face processing in 5-12 month-old infants. Paper presented at the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2014), Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Tso, R.V., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, July). Holistic processing in visual expertise acquisition: An in-verted u-shape function in the development of Chinese character recognition. Paper presented at the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2014), Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Chen, J., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, May). Right hemisphere dominance in nonconscious processing. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Chuk, T., Luo, A.X., Crookes, K., Hayward, W.G., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J. (2014, May). Caucasian and Asian eye movement patterns in face recognition: A computational exploration using hidden Markov models. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Chung, H., Liu, J., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, May). How does reading direction modulate perceptual and visuospatial attention biases? Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Galmar, B., Chung, H., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, May). Face drawing experience is associated with better face rec-ognition performance and reduced left-side bias in face perception. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Liu, T., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, May). Neural correlates of font sensitivity effects in the perception of simplified and traditional characters. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Tso, R., Leung, C., Au, T., & Hsiao, J.H. (2014, May). Writing reduced holistic processing but does not facili-tate reading: The case in children with developmental dyslexia. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Eckhardt, A., Maier, C., Hsieh, J.J., Chuk, T., Chan, A., Hsiao, J.H., & Buettner, R. (2013, December). Objective measures of IS usage behavior under conditions of experience and pressure using eye fixation data. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Milan, Italy.
  • Galmar, B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, November). Holistic processing is not always a property of right hemisphere processing- Evidence from computational modeling of face recognition. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Daegu, Korea.
  • Chuk, T., Ng, A., Coviello, E., Chan, A.B., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, August). Understanding eye movements in face recognition with hidden Markov model. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, August). Expert marker of Chinese character recognition: Left-side bias versus holistic processing? Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Chen, J., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). When subliminal stimuli fail to transfer across hemispheres: Interhemispheric integration of nonconscious information. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Suzhou, China.
  • Chung, H., & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). Hemispheric difference in holistic processing in Chinese character and face recognition. Poster session presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Suzhou, China.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). Reduced holistic processing in expert Chinese character recognition. Invited symposium conducted at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Suzhou, China.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). Eye movements in face recognition. Invited presentation given at the Noah’s Ark Lab, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Hong Kong.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). Perceptual expertise in Chinese character recognition. Invited colloquium at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Hsiao, J.H., Tso, R.V.Y., & Au, T.K. (2013, July). Reduced holistic processing in the development of Chinese orthographic representations. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Liu, T., Yeh, S. & Hsiao, J.H. (2013, July). The transfer of left side bias in the perception of simplified and traditional Chinese. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Suzhou, China.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2012, December). A differential encoding account of hemispheric asymmetry in perception. Invited paper presented at the 2012 Young Computational Neuroscientist Workshop, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, South Korea.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2012, October). Asymmetries in the recognition of visual stimuli as a result of expertise. Invited paper presented at the 3rd North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetries, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Liu, T., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012, August). The perception of simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the eye of simplified and traditional Chinese readers. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Hsiao, J.H., Zhang, Z., Lam, L., Cheung, K., &, Hu, Y. (2012, June). Temporal dynamics of structure and phonetic radical modulation in Chinese character pronunciation. Poster session presented at the Human Brain Mapping Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Tso, R.V., Lau, T., Xu, M., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2012, June). Writing experience changes our visual perception: The case of Chinese character recognition. Poster session presented at the Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2012, February). Computational modeling of hemispheric lateralization in face and visual word recognition. Invited colloquium at the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2012, February). Reduced holistic processing in Chinese character recognition expertise. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K. (2011, July). Word type frequency alone can modulate hemispheric asymmetry in visual word recognition: Evidence from modeling Chinese character recognition. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong.
  • Hsiao, J.H., & Cheung, K.C.F. (2011, July). Computational exploration of the relationship between holistic processing and right hemisphere lateralization in featural and configural recognition tasks. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, USA.
  • Lam, S.-M., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011, July). Bilinguals have different hemispheric lateralization in visual word processing from monolinguals. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011, July). The influence of writing experiences on holistic processing in Chinese character recognition. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, USA.
  • Tso, R.V.Y., Au, T.K., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011, July). The influence of writing experiences on holistic processing in Chinese character recognition. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong.
  • Wong, Y.K., Lau, J.P.C., Gauthier, I., & Hsiao, J.H. (2011, July). Music reading expertise selectively improves categorical judgment with musical notation. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong.
  • Hsiao, J.H. (2011, June). Perceptual expertise in Chinese character recognition. Invited colloquium at the Department of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Berkeley, USA.

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