Analyses of responsible factors for the delay effect produced by prolonged viewing in recognizing Kanji characters

Yuri Ninose, Jiro Gyoba

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Ninose & Gyoba (1996) examined delays in the recognition of Kanjis following prolonged viewing. They suggested that a Kanji pattern may be internally represented as a whole and the prolonged viewing may produce an adaptation effect specific to such a representation. The present study examined responsible factors producing the delay effect more in detail by manipulating figural components of adaptation and test Kanjis. The delay occurred only when the test Kanji was the same pattern as the adaptation Kanji in all local details. In contrast, the delay were not observed either when the global pattern of the test Kanji was similar to that of the adaptation Kanji, or when a part of the test Kanji was the same pattern as the whole configuration of the adaptation Kanji. These results indicate that the delay effect is produced by prolonged viewing of the adaptation Kanji with exactly the same local and global configurations as the test Kanji, while the previous studies have revealed that the delay effect occurs independent from Kanji's size and orientation in some ranges.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)264-269
    Number of pages6
    JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
    Volume73
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Adaptation effect
    • Global and local
    • Kanji recognition
    • Part and whole
    • Prolonged viewing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Analyses of responsible factors for the delay effect produced by prolonged viewing in recognizing Kanji characters'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this