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Professor Denise Wu

BSc NTU, MA CCU, PhD Rice.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : denisewu@cc.ncu.edu.tw
Homepage : http://icn.ncu.edu.tw/en/g_01.aspx?faculty_id=6

External Address

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
National Central University, Taiwan

Recent External Appointments

  • Fellow, Psychonomic Society, USA. (2015 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurolinguistics. (2014 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences. (2014 continuing)
  • Young Affiliate (East and Southeast Asia and Pacific Region), The World Academy of Sciences. (2014 continuing)

Awards

  • National Central University (Taiwan), Outstanding Research Award (2015), Wu, D.H.
  • National Central University (Taiwan), Outstanding Research Award (2014), Wu, D.H.
  • Wu Chien-Shiung Education Foundation (Taiwan), Outstanding Young Female Scientist Award (2014), Wu, D.H.
  • National Science Council (Taiwan), Distinguished Research Award (2013), Wu, D.H.
  • National Central University (Taiwan), Outstanding Research Award (2013), Wu, D.H.
  • Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Award for Junior Research Investigators (2012), Wu, D.H.
  • National Central University (Taiwan), College of Science Excellent Teaching Award (2012), Wu, D.H.
  • National Central University (Taiwan), College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Excellent Teaching Award (2011), Wu, D.H.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Kung, S.-J., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2013). Bimanual coordination and motor learning in pianists and non-musicians: A 3T fMRI study. In G. Peng, & F. Shi (Eds.), Eastward Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Professor William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday (pp. 207-229). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Martin, R.C., & Wu, D.H. (2004). The cognitive neuropsychology of language. In K. Lamberts, & R.L. Goldstone (Eds.), Handbook of Cognition (pp. 382-406). Thousand Oaks, USA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Periodicals

  • Lee, R.R.-W., Hsu, C.-H., Lin, S.-K., Wu, D.H., & Tseng, O. J.-L. (2017). Learning transforms functional organization for Mandarin lexical tone discrimination in the brain: Evidence from a MEG experiment on second language learning. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 42, 124-139. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2016.12.004
  • Lin, Y.-C., Chen , H.-Y., Lai, Y.C., & Wu, D.H. (2015). Phonological similarity and orthographic similarity affect probed serial recall of Chinese characters. Memory & Cognition, 43(3), 538-554. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0495-x
  • Hung, Y.-H., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2014). Tracking the temporal dynamics of the processing of phonetic and semantic radicals in Chinese character recognition by MEG. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 29, 42-65. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2013.12.003
  • Ku, O., Chen, S.Y., Wu, D.H., Lao, A.C.C., & Chan, T.-W. (2014). The effects of game-based learning on mathematical confidence and performance: High ability vs. low ability. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 17(3), 65-78. [Link]
  • Evans, L., Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., Lien, Y.-W., & Gattis, M. (2013). The dimensional arrow: Agreement in directional mapping of dimensions among Mandarin Chinese- and English-speakers. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(9), 1729-1738. doi:10.1080/17470218.2013.763832
  • Tsai, P.-S., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2013). Using magnetoencephalography to investigate processing of negative polarity items in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26(2), 258-270. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2012.09.002
  • Tzeng, O.J.-L., Lee, C.-Y., Lee, J.-R., Wu, D.H., Juan, C.-H., Cheng, S.-K., Lee, R.R.-W., Huang, C.-M., Kuo, N.W.-J., Chang, E.C., & Hung, D.L. (2013). Cognitive neuroscience in the 21st Century: A selective review of prominent research topics and applications. Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, 2(4), 364-381. doi:10.1166/jnsne.2013.1071
  • Chiou, R., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.L., & Chang, E. (2012). Relative size of numerical magnitude induces a size-contrast effect on the grip scaling of reach-to-grasp movements. Cortex, 48(8), 1043-1051. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2011.08.001
  • Chang, A.Y.-C., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2011). Big time is not always long: Numerical magnitude automatically affects time reproduction. Psychological Science, 22(12), 1567-1573. doi:10.1177/0956797611418837
  • Kung, S.-J., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2011). Dynamic allocation of attention to metrical and grouping accents in rhythmic sequences. Experimental Brain Research, 210(2), 269-282. doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2630-2
  • Chiou, R., Chang, E.C., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2009). The common magnitude code underlying numerical and size processing for action but not for perception. Experimental Brain Research, 194, 553-562.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Yu, B. H.-Y., Lee, C.-Y., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2009). An event-related potential study of the concreteness effect between Chinese nouns and verbs. Brain Research, 1253, 149-160.

Published Abstracts

  • Lu, X., Wu, D., Liu, F., & Thompson, W. (2015). Intonation processing deficits among Mandarin Chinese speakers with congenital amusia: An ERP study [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON-XII). doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00209

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Ku, O., Wu, D.H., Lao, A.C.C., Wang, J.-H., & Chan, T.-W. (2014). The effects of mini-games on students' confidence and performance in mental calculation. In Y.-T. Wu, T. Supnithi, T. Kojiri, C.-C. Liu, H. Ogata, S.C. Kong, & A. Kashihara (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 436-445). Nara, Japan: ICCE 2014 Organizing Committee.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Wu, D. (2017, May). Neuroimaging evidence for sensitivity to orthographic structure in native readers and foreign learners of Chinese. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Brain, Language and Cognition, Nanjing University, China.
  • Lee, R.R.-W., Hsu, K., Lin, S.-K., Wu, D.H., & Tzeng, O. (2016, August). Blending social interaction in digital instruction facilitates the perception learning in Mandarin tone: Evidence from a MEG study. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Lee, R.R.-W., Hsu, K.C.-H., Lin, S.-K., Sung, Y.-T., Chang, K., Wu, D.H., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2016, April). Blending social interaction in digital instruction facilitates the perception learning in Mandarin tone: Evidence from a MEG study. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 23rd Annual Meeting, New York , USA.
  • Wu, D.H. (2015, November). The contribution of linguistically specific effects to verbal short-term memory: Evidence from Chinese character retention. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Yu, A., Hsuan, Una E.-Y., Lee, R.R.-W., Tzeng, A., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2015, June). Role of statistical learning and continued learning in determining L2 acquisition: Evidence from non-native Chinese learners. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Bulut, T., Cheng, S.-K., & Wu, D.H. (2015, March). Processing relative clauses and right-branching sentences in Chinese: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Lee, R.R.-W., Hsu, K.C.-H., Lin, S.-K., Sung, Y.-T., Chang, K.-E., Wu, D.H., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2015, March). Learning transforms functional organization in the brain: Evidence from a MEG experiment on second language learning. Poster session presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Wu, D.H., Lee, M.-C., & Huang, T.S.-T. (2015, March). A MEG study on the brain activity in processing faces with emotional expressions. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Wu, D.H., Hung, Y.-H., & Lin, Y.-C. (2015, March). Recognition and short-term memory of Chinese characters: Behavioral and neuroimaging evidence. Poster session presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Chen, J.-C., Chen , H.-Y., Lin, Y.-C., & Wu, D.H. (2015, January). Do semantic radicals contribute to verbal short-term memory of Chinese characters? Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hsuan, U.E.-Y., Liao, C., Ku, O., Chan, T.-W., Ku, Y.-M., & Wu, D.H. (2015, January). How visual processing skills affect Chinese children literacy acquisition. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Yu, A.-Y., Hsuan, U.E.-Y., & Wu, D.H. (2015, January). Modality specificity of visual and auditory statistical learning: Evidence from native and non-native Chinese speakers. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hsuan, U.E.-Y., Liao, C., Ku, O., Chan, T.-W., Ku, Y.-M., & Wu, D.H. (2014, November). How visual processing skills affect Chinese children literacy acquisition: The evidence from L1 and L2 speakers. Poster session presented at the Symposium on the Biological Foundations of Language, Hong Kong, China.
  • Huang, T.S.-T., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Wu, D.H., Tsai, P.-S., & Lee, M.-C. (2014, November). A MEG study of the gender differences in processing emotion expressions and identity of faces. Poster session presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, USA.
  • Lin, Y.-C., Wu, D.H., Pallier, C., & Dehaene, S. (2014, November). Are complex grapheme and non-grapheme bigrams processed differently at an early stage in visual word recognition? Poster session presented at the Symposium on the Biological Foundations of Language, Hong Kong, China.
  • Yu, A.-Y., & Wu, D.H. (2014, November). Bilingual advantage in inhibition control? Evidence from Chinese-English late bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, USA.
  • Yu, A.-Y., & Wu, D.H. (2014, November). Do bilinguals have an advantage in inhibition control as measured in the stroop task? Evidence from Chinese-English late bilinguals. Poster session presented at the Symposium on the Biological Foundations of Language, Hong Kong, China.
  • Bulut, T., Hung, Y., & Wu, D.H. (2014, June). FMRI investigation of neural correlates of processing sentences and compound words in Chinese. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Bulut, T., Uysal, H., & Wu, D.H. (2014, May). Asymmetry in the acquisition of subject and object relative clauses in Turkish. Poster session presented at the 7th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chen , H.-Y., Chen, S.H.-Y., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, April). Neurocorrelates of the orthographic lexicon and buffer in Chinese writing. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Huang, T.S.-T., Huang , D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Wu, D.H., Tsai, P.S., & Lee M.-C. (2014, April). The brain activations of MEG in processing emotion expressions and identity of faces. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Hung, Y.-H., Wu, D.H., Lai, M., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., Dehaene, S., & Pallier, C. (2014, April). Neural correlates of merging number words in Chinese and French speakers. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Lee, R.R.-W., Hsu, K.C.-H., Su, E.C.-I., Lin, S.-K., Wu, D.H., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2014, April). Effects of practice on tonal discrimination for Chinese as a second language learner: An example of magnetic mismatch field. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Li, M.Y.-C., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, April). The neuronal laterality of the phonological and visual similarity effects in probed serial recognition in Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Paz-Alonso, P.M., Frost, S.J., Oliver, M., Molfese, P.J., Bick A., Kuo, W.J., Wu, D.H., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Pugh, K.R., Rueckl, J.G., Frost, R., & Carreiras, M. (2014, April). Network dynamics of reading and speech systems across languages. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Rueckl, J., Frost, S.J., Molfese, P.J., Paz-Alonso, P.M., Kuo, W.J., Bick, A., Mencl, W.E., Wu, D.H., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Frost, R., Carreiras, M., & Pugh, K.R. (2014, April). How properties of the writing system determine the convergence of the speech and reading systems in the brain. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, USA.
  • Bulut, T., Hung, Y., & Wu, D.H. (2014, January). Sentence processing and compounding in Chinese: A naming experiment. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  • Chen , H.-Y., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, January). The functional dissociation between the orthographic lexicon and buffer revealed in Chinese writing. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  • Hsuan, U.E.-Y., Shih, E.H.-Y., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, January). Statistical learning ability as a predictor of L2 Chinese literacy acquisition. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  • Li, M.Y.-C., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, January). Functional MRI investigation of the effects of phonological and visual similarity of English words on short-term memory in unbalanced Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  • Lin, Y.-C., Tzeng, O.T.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2014, January). The interaction of phonological and orthographic similarity in verbal short-term memory of Chinese characters: Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  • Hsuan, U.E.-Y., Shih, E.H.-Y., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2013, November). Statistical learning and visual short-term memory predict acquisition of Chinese literacy as a second language. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Hung, Y.-H., Lee, J.-R., Frost, R., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2013, October). The relative contribution of semantic and phonetic radicals in Chinese character recognition. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Psychological Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Li, M.Y.C., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2013, October). Improving the Chinese version of the multilingual naming task. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Psychological Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hung, Y.-H., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2013, April). Behavioral and magnetoencephalographic evidence for the contribution of phonetic and semantic radicals to Chinese character recognition. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Hsuan, U.E.-Y., Shih, E.H.-Y., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2013, January). Predictors of literacy acquisition of Chinese as a second language. Poster session presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chen , H.-Y., Lin, Y.-C., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2012, November). Common phonetic but not semantic radicals decrease short-term memory performance of Chinese characters. Poster session presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Li, M.Y.C., Lin, Y.-C., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2012, November). The effects of phonological and visual similarity of English words on short-term memory in unbalanced Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Wu, D.H., Shih, E.H.-Y., Frost, R., Lee, J.-R., Lee, C.-Y., Tsai, J.-L., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2012, November). Statistical learning of implicit regularity predicts acquisition of Chinese literacy as a second language. Poster session presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Su, J.-J., Molinaro, N., Chien, J.Y.-N., Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., & Carreiras, M. (2012, October). Gender processing of reflexive pronouns in Mandarin Chinese. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Chang, A.Y.-C., Wu, S.-W., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2012, June). The neuromagnetic responses elicited by dynamic value computations during decision making. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Chiu, I., Kung, S.-J., Lin, Y.-C., Kuo, W.-J., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2012, June). Verbal and manual reproduction of rhythmic sequences: An fMRI study with sparse temporal sampling. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2012, May). Behavioral and ERP investigations of the representation of polysemy in the mental lexicon. Poster session presented at the 6th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kung, S.-J., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Hung, D.L., Shih, C.-S., & Wu, D.H. (2012, April). Neuromagnetic correlates of dynamic allocation of attention to metrical accents in rhythmic sequences are modulated by musical expertse. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, USA.
  • Chiu, I., Kung, S.-J., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2011, November). The contribution of rhythmic processes to verbal and manual sequence reproduction. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, USA.
  • Wu, D.H., Lin, W.-X., Chang, A.Y.-C., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2011, November). Pitch height independently modulates perceived time durations. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, USA.
  • Kung, S.-J., Wu, D.H., Hung, H., & Hsieh, I.-H. (2011, September). Detection of frequency-modulated sweep direction by speakers of Mandarin Chinese: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the 17th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Wu, D.H., & Lin, Y.-C. (2011, September). Orthographic contribution to verbal short-term memory of Chinese characters: Evidence for the close relationship between linguistic knowledge and retention. Paper presented at the 17th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Chien, J.Y.-N., Hung, Y.-H., Hung, D.L., & Wu, D.H. (2011, April). The temporal dynamics of the code-switching effect between alphabetic and logographic languages in unbalanced Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Tzeng, O.J.-L., Crain, S., Tesan, G., & Wu, D.H. (2009, October). Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate semantic processing of negative polarity items. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages, Beijing, China.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Hung, J., Chuang, W.-L., Hung, D.L., Tzeng, O.J.-L., & Wu, D.H. (2007, December). Separate phonological input and output codes in a patient with conduction aphasia. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages, Tainan, Taiwan.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2007, June). Investigating the processing of ambiguous words with a double priming paradigm: Behavioural and ERP studies. Poster session presented at the 2007 Yang-Ming Academic Research Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2007, April). Processing of homonymous, polysemous, and mono-sense words. Poster session presented at the 2nd RIKEN BSI and Oxford-Kobe International Symposium: Reading and Dyslexia in Different Languages, Kobe, Japan.
  • Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2006, September). Lexical and semantic processing of ambiguous words. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Psychology Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Yu, B.H.-Y, Tsai, P.-S., Wu, D.H., Hung, D.L., & Tzeng, O.J.-L. (2005, December). Processing of Chinese nouns and verbs. Poster session presented at the 4th International Conference of Cognitive Neuroscience, Taipei, Taiwan.

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