NEWS

NEW [July 15, 2017]
Journal paper on "Hidden Markov model analysis reveals the advantage of analytic eye movement patterns in face recognition across cultures" by Tim Chuk, Kate Crookes, Will Hayward, Antoni Chan, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Cognition

NEW [July. 10, 2017]
A postdoc position is currently available in our lab. See Here for more information.

NEW [May 19, 2017]
Journal paper on "A new other-race effect for gaze perception" by Jemma Collova, Nadine Kloth, Kate Crookes, Nichola Burton, Cynthia Chan, Janet Hsiao, and Gillian Rhodes, accepted to Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performances.

[April 11 2017]
Conference paper on "Insomniacs misidentify angry faces as fearful faces because of missing the eyes: An eye-tracking study" by Tep Zhang, Antoni Chan, Esther Lau, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Cog Sci 2017 as a Talk.
Conference paper on "How does music reading expertise modulate visual processing of English words? An ERP study" by Sara Li, Veronica Chan, Luhe Li, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Cog Sci 2017 as a Poster.
Conference paper on "Right hemisphere lateralization and holistic processing do not always go together: An ERP investigation of a training study" by Ricky Tso, Hangyu Chen, Andrew Yeung, Terry Au, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Cog Sci 2017 as a Poster.

[Feb. 20, 2017]
Journal paper on "Scanpath modeling and classification with Hidden Markov Models" by Antoine Coutrot, Janet Hsiao, and Antoni Chan, accepted to Behavior Research Methods.

Conference abstract on "Analytic eye movement patterns in face recognition are associated with enhanced face recognition performance and top-down control of visual attention" by Cynthia Chan, Antoni Chan, Tatia Lee, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS 2017 as a Poster.

Conference abstract on "What enhances/reduces holistic processing in perceptual expertise: experience in writing/drawing versus component composition" by Ricky Tso, Wai Ming Cheung, Terry Au, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS 2017 as a Poster.

[Feb. 8, 2017]
Eye Movement analysis with Hidden Markov Models (EMHMM) Toolbox available HERE!

[Jan. 14, 2017]
Journal paper on "Is having similar eye movement patterns during face learning and recognition beneficial for recognition performance? Evidence from hidden Markov modeling" by Tim Chuk, Antoni Chan, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Vision Research.

[Aug. 1, 2016]
A postdoc position is currently available in our lab. HERE.

[May 17, 2016]
Journal paper on "How does reading direction modulate perceptual asymmetry effects?" by Harry Chung, Joyce Liu, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

[April 13, 2015]
Conference paper on "Mind reading: Discovering individual preferences from eye movements using switching hidden Markov models " by Tim Chuk, Antoni Chan, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2016 as a poster.
Conference paper on "Hidden Markov Modeling of eye movements with image information leads to better discovery of regions of interest" by Stephan Brueggemann, Antoni Chan, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2016 as a poster.
Conference paper on "Music Reading Expertise Modulates Visual Spans in both Music Note and English Letter Reading" by Sara Li, Susana Chung, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2016 as a poster.
Conference paper on "Analytic Eye Movement Patterns in Face Recognition are Associated with Better Performance and more Top-down Control of Visual Attention: an fMRI Study" by Cynthia Chan, JJ. Wong, Antoni Chan, Tatia Lee, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2016 as a poster.

[April 7, 2016]
Journal paper on "Information distribution within musical segments" by Antoni Chan and Janet Hsiao, accepted to the journal Music Perception.

[March 16, 2016]
We changed our lab name from Cognition and Hemispheric Asymmetry Lab to Attention Brain and Cognition Lab.

[March 8, 2016]
Ricky Tso was awarded the 1st Runner-up prize at the 3MT competition 2016 at HKU! You can see the videos here.

[Dec. 9, 2015]
Journal paper on "Holistic processing as measured in the composite task does not always go with right hemisphere processing in face perception" by Janet Hsiao and Bruno Galmar, accepted to the journal Neurocomputing.

[Aug. 3, 2015]
Journal paper on "Transfer of perceptual expertise: The case of simplified and traditional Chinese character recognition" by Tianyin Liu, Tim Chuk, Su-ling Yeh, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to the journal Cognitive Science.

[June 13, 2015]
Poster presentation "Revisiting Hemispheric Asymmetry: Perceptual Representation and Experiential Modulation" by Harry Chung and Janet Hsiao has won a Merit Award at the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) Annual Conference 2015. Congratulations!

[June 4, 2015]
Tianyin Liu, Ricky Tso, Harry Chung, and Sara Li have won the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund - Reaching Out Awards for presenting research studies at international conferences. Congratulations!

[April 30, 2015]
Sara Li has won a Cog Sci 2015 Student Travel Award (US$500) sponsored by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation. Congratulations!

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Music Reading Expertise Modulates Hemispheric Lateralization in English Word processing but not in Chinese Character Processing. " by Sara Li, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a talk.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Eye Movement Pattern in Face Recognition is Associated with Cognitive Decline in the Elderly." by Cynthia Chan, Antoni Chan, Tatia Lee, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Complex Mental Addition and Multiplication Rely More on Visuospatial than Verbal Processing. " by Tommy Cheung, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Hidden Markov model analysis reveals better eye movement strategies in face recognition. " by Tim Chuk, Antoni Chan, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Expertise modulates hemispheric asymmetry in holistic processing: Evidence from Chinese character processing" by Harry Chung, Jacklyn Leung, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "Can experience with different types of writing system modulate holistic processing in speech perception?" by Tianyin Liu, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[April 2, 2015]
Conference paper on "How do different training tasks modulate our perception and hemispheric lateralization in the development of perceptual expertise? " by Ricky Tso, Terry Au, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2015 as a poster.

[March 10, 2015]
Tianyin Liu won the champion in the 3-minute-thesis presentation competition! Congratulations!

[Jan 5, 2015]
Journal paper on "Humans have idiosyncratic and task-specific scanpaths for judging faces" by Christopher Kanan, Dina Bseiso, Nicholas Ray, Janet Hsiao, and Garrison Cottrell, accepted to Vision Research.

[Jan 1, 2015]
Janet Hsiao was promoted to tenured Associate Professor.

[Dec 19, 2014]
Journal paper on "Visual similarity of words alone can modulate hemispheric lateralization in visual word recognition: Evidence from modeling Chinese character recognition" by Janet Hsiao and Kit Cheung, accepted to Cognitive Science.

[June 30, 2014]
Janet Hsiao was awarded with a General Research Fund Grant by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in the 2014/2015 exercise year.

[June 13, 2014]
Journal paper on "Understanding eye movements in face recognition using hidden Markov models " by Tim Chuk, Antoni Chan, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Journal of Vision.

[May 27, 2014]
Journal paper on "Perceptual expertise: Can sensorimotor experience change holistic processing and left side bias? " by Ricky Tso, Terry Au, and Janet Hsiao, accepted to Psychological Science.

[April 4, 2014]
Conference paper on "Holistic Processing in Speech Perception: Experts' and Novices' Processing of Isolated Cantonese Syllables" by Tianyin Liu & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2014 as a talk.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "Right hemisphere dominance in nonconscious processing", by Jing Chen & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "How does reading direction modulate perceptual and visuospatial attention biases?", by Harry Chung, Joyce Liu, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "Face drawing experience is associated with better face recognition performance and reduced left-side bias in face perception", by Bruno Galmar, Harry Chung, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "Neural correlates of font sensitivity effects in the perception of simplified and traditional Chinese characters" by Tianyin Liu & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "Caucasian and Asian eye movement patterns in face recognition: A computational exploration using hidden Markov models", by Tim Chuk, Anna Luo, Kate Crookes, William Hayward, Antoni Chan, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Feb 9, 2014]
Conference abstract on "Writing reduces holistic processing but does not facilitate reading: The case in Chinese children with developmental dyslexia", by Ricky Tso, Cecilia leung, Terry Au, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to VSS2014 as a poster.

[Nov 4, 2013]
Ricky Tso has been awarded with the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award for the academic year 2011-2012. Congratulations!

[Oct 2013]
Ricky Tso and Harry Chung received a Student Knowledge Exchange Project Grant funded by Knowledge Exchange Fund, HKU, for the project "Inspiration Network -Mentorship Programme for Matriculation Non-Chinese Speaking Minorities"

[Sept 29, 2013]
Conference paper on "Objective measures of IS usage behavior under conditions of experience and pressure using eye fixation data", by Andreas Eckhardt, Christian Maier, J. J. Hsieh, Tim Chuk, Antoni Chan, Janet Hsiao, and Ricardo Buettner, accepted to the International Conference on Information Systems as a talk.

[Aug 15, 2013]
Conference paper on "Holistic processing is not always a property of right hemisphere processing- Evidence from computational modeling of face recognition", by Bruno Galmar & Janet Hsiao, accepted to International Conference On Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2013) as a talk.

[Aug 13, 2013]
Journal paper on "Bilingual Experience Modulates Hemispheric Lateralization in Visual Word Processing", by Fanny Lam & Janet Hsiao, accepted to Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

[May 27, 2013]
Conference abstract on "When Subliminal Stimuli Fail to Transfer across Hemispheres: Interhemispheric Integration of Nonconscious Information ", by Jing Chen, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to APCV2013 as a talk.

[May 27, 2013]
Conference abstract on "The Transfer of Left Side Bias in the Perception of Simplified and Traditional Chinese ", by Tianyin Liu, Su-ling Yeh, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to APCV2013 as a talk.

[May 27, 2013]
Conference abstract on "Hemispheric difference in holistic processing in Chinese character and face recognition ", by Harry Chung & Janet Hsiao, accepted to APCV2013 as a poster.

[May 25, 2013]
Ricky Tso has been awarded with the second runner-up of the Young Scientist Award in the HKPS Annual Conference 2013! Congratulations!

[May 2, 2013]
Tim Chuk receives a student travel award to present his study at CogSci2013! Congratulations!

[April 2, 2013]
Conference paper on "Understanding eye movements in face recognition with hidden Markov model ", by Tim Chuk, Alvin Ng, Emanuele Coviello, Antoni Chan, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2013 as a talk.

[April 2, 2013]
Conference paper on "Expert marker of Chinese character recognition: Left-side bias versus holistic processing?", by Ricky Tso, Terry Au, & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2013 as a talk.

[April 2, 2013]
Conference paper on "Computational exploration of task and attention modulation on holistic processing and left side bias effects in face recognition: the case of face drawing experts ", by Bruno Galmar & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2013 as a poster.

[April 2, 2013]
Conference paper on "Hemispheric Asymmetry in Nonconscious Processing ", by Jing Chen & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2013 as a poster.

[March 8, 2013]
Ricky Tso receives the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship! Congratulations!

[Dec 21, 2012]
Journal paper on "The modulation of stimulus structure on visual field asymmetry effects: the case of Chinese character recognition", by Janet Hsiao & Liao Cheng, accepted to Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

[Dec 12, 2012]
Dr. Janet Hsiao was awarded with the Early Career Award from the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong.

[Aug 27, 2012]
Journal paper on "Hemispheric asymmetry in perception: A differential encoding account", by Janet Hsiao, Ben Cipollini, & Gary Cottrell, accepted to Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

[Aug 24, 2012]
Journal paper on "The modulation of visual and task characteristics of a writing system on hemispheric lateralization in visual word recognition - A computational exploration", by Janet Hsiao & Sze Man Lam accepted to Cognitive Science.

[June 30, 2012]
Janet Hsiao was awarded with an RGC Early Career Scheme Grant in the 2012-2013 exercise.

[June 16, 2012]
Conference poster on "Writing experience changes our visual perception: The case of Chinese character recognition" by Ricky Tso, Tony Lau, Mengran Xu, Terry Au, and Janet Hsiao won the best poster prize at the Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012.

[May 29, 2012]
Ricky Tso was awarded the 2nd Runner-up prize at the 3MT competition 2012 at HKU! You can see the videos here.

[May 15, 2012]
Journal paper on "Hemispheric asymmetry in processing low- and high-pass filtered Cantonese speech in tonal and non-tonal language speakers", by Ka Wing Chan & Janet Hsiao accepted to Language and Cognitive Processes.

[April 1, 2012]
Conference paper on "The perception of simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the eye of simplified and traditional Chinese readers", by Tianyin Liu & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2012 as a talk.

[April 1, 2012]
Conference paper on "Writing facilitates learning to read in Chinese through reduction of holistic processing: A developmental study", by Ricky Tso, Terry Au, & & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2012 as a poster.

[April 1, 2012]
Conference paper on "Reading direction is sufficient to account for the optimal viewing position in reading: The case of music reading", by Yetta Wong & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2012 as a poster.

[Feb 11, 2012]
Ricky Tso has been awarded with the 2012 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award (VSS Student Travel Award) for the 2012 Annual VSS Meeting, to present his research on " Reduction of holistic processing in Chinese character recognition: A developmental trend in Chinese children". Click here.

[Jan 1, 2012]
Journal paper on "The optimal viewing position in face recognition" , by Janet Hsiao and Tina Liu, accepted to Journal of Vision.

[April 18, 2011]
Journal paper on "Visual field differences can emerge purely from perceptual learning: Evidence from modeling Chinese character pronunciation", by Janet Hsiao, accepted to Brain and Language.

[April 1, 2011]
Conference paper on "Computational exploration of the relationship between holistic processing and right hemisphere lateralization in featural and configural recognition tasks", by Janet Hsiao & Kloser Cheung, accepted to CogSci2011 as a talk.

[April 1, 2011]
Conference paper on "The Influence of Writing Experiences on Holistic Processing in Chinese Character Recognition", by Ricky Tso & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2011 as a talk.

[April 1, 2011]
Conference paper on "Bilinguals Have Different Hemispheric Lateralization in Visual Word Processing from Monolinguals", by Fanny Lam & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2011 as a poster.

[April 1, 2011]
Conference paper on "The modulation of word type frequency on hemispheric lateralization in visual word recognition: Evidence from modeling Chinese character recognition", by Janet Hsiao & Kit Cheung, accepted to CogSci2011 as a poster.

[June 30, 2010]
Janet Hsiao was awarded with a General Research Fund Grant by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in the 2010/2011 exercise year.

[June 25, 2010]
Journal paper on "Position of phonetic components may influence how written words are processed in the brain: Evidence from Chinese phonetic compound pronunciation", by Janet Hsiao & Tianyin Liu, accepted to Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. [PDF]

[April 13, 2010]
Conference paper on "Visual and Task characteristics may explain hemispheric asymmetry in visual word recognition", by Kloser Cheung & Janet Hsiao, accepted to CogSci2010 as a talk. [PDF]

[June 30, 2009]
Janet Hsiao was awarded with a General Research Fund Grant by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in the 2009/2010 exercise year.