• 159 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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My research interest is in investigating how children learn to read, why children have difficulties learning to read, and the cognitive processes involved in reading development. I am originally from Taiwan. I did my masters in Clinical Linguistics, which is a joint degree with three universities: Potsdam University, Germany; Groningen University, The Netherlands, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy (2008). After that I moved to Australia and completed my PhD with Professor Anne Castles and Professor Lyndsey Nickels (2012). I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow and an associate lecturer in the Department of Cognitive Science.

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 159 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Review article

Children reading spoken words: Interactions between vocabulary and orthographic expectancy

Wegener, S., Wang, H. C., de Lissa, P., Robidoux, S., Nation, K. & Castles, A. May 2018 In : Developmental Science. 21, 3, p. 1-9 9 p., e12577

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eye Movements

Orthographic learning in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Wass, M., Chin, T. Y. C., Cupples, L., Wang, H-C., Lyxell, B., Martin, L., Button, L., Gunnourie, M., Boisvert, I., McMahon, C. & Castles, A. 2018 In : Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paired-Associate Learning
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Articulation Disorders
Verbal Learning

Phonetic radicals, not phonological coding systems, support orthographic learning via self-teaching in Chinese

Li, L., Wang, H. C., Castles, A., Hsieh, M. L. & Marinus, E. Jul 2018 In : Cognition. 176, p. 184-194 11 p.

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Bedding down new words: sleep promotes the emergence of lexical competition in visual word recognition

Wang, H. C., Savage, G., Gaskell, M. G., Paulin, T., Robidoux, S. & Castles, A. Aug 2017 In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 4, p. 1186–1193 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recognition (Psychology)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Investigation word recognition with fast periodic visual stimulation using EEG

De Wit, B. (Speaker), Schubert, T. (Speaker), Nicholas Ware (Speaker), Wang, H. (Speaker), Badcock, N. (Speaker), Kinoshita, S. (Speaker)

Activity: Oral presentation