FAH-DCLL Academic Seminar: “The cognitive, genetic and neuroanatomical basis of Chinese reading” by Prof. Siok Wai Ting 人文學院中國語言文學系學術講座:“The cognitive, genetic and neuroanatomical basis of Chinese reading”- 蕭慧婷教授


Speaker:

蕭慧婷教授

Date:

8 May 2019

Time:

14:30

Venue:

E21-3118

Description:

Abstract:Research in the past two decades has produced mixed findings on whether the neural network for reading is culture-universal or culture-specific. According to the culture-universal perspective, successful reading acquisition is contingent on the emergence of a reading network that is universally constraint by the spoken language network. The culture-specific view argues that, as print-sound mapping varies substantially across writing systems, the reading network should also accommodate these differences. In this presentation, I will talk about our findings on the cognitive, genetic and neuroanatomical basis of Chinese reading and dyslexia and discuss why the findings may support the culture-specific perspective.

Audience:

All are welcome

Enquiry:

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Tel: (853) 8822 9259
Email: fah.chinese@um.edu.mo