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ERIC Number: EJ1178942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Event-Related Potential Evidence in Chinese Children: Type of Literacy Training Modulates Neural Orthographic Sensitivity
Zhao, Pei; Zhao, Jing; Weng, Xuchu; Li, Su
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v42 n3 p311-320 May 2018
Visual word N170 is an index of perceptual expertise for visual words across different writing systems. Recent developmental studies have shown the early emergence of visual word N170 and its close association with individual's reading ability. In the current study, we investigated whether fine-tuning N170 for Chinese characters could emerge after short-term literacy learning in young pre-literate children. Two groups of Chinese preschool children were trained for visual identification and free writing respectively. Results showed that visual identification learning led to enhanced N170 sensitivity to characters over radical-combinations in the left hemisphere and line-combinations in the right hemisphere, and writing learning led to enhanced N170 sensitivity to characters over radical-combinations and line-combinations in the right hemisphere. These results suggested that the N170 component became more sensitive for the local graphic feature (strokes) of characters rapidly after brief literacy learning even in young children; and writing learning experiences specifically led to enhanced orthographic sensitivity in the right hemisphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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