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Yicheng QIU

PhD Student, Faculty of Science

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PhD student at the School of Psychology, the University of Nottingham. Interested in Chinese visual word recognition.

Research Summary

My current research focused on Chinese visual word recognition at the sublexical level. Most Chinese characters have two sublexical components (radicals). For many of these characters, the semantic… read more

Current Research

My current research focused on Chinese visual word recognition at the sublexical level. Most Chinese characters have two sublexical components (radicals). For many of these characters, the semantic radical provides a cue to the meaning of the character and the phonetic radical provides a cue to the pronunciation of the character. However, only about 38% of phonetic radicals have pronunciations that are consistent with that of their whole characters. A recent study found that phonetic radicals can trigger semantics in a vocal Stroop task. My results also confirmed that the semantic activation of phonetic components is unintentional and obligatory, even when responding manually to the ink colour of words.

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