WONG Alan Chun-Nang
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Qualifications:Ph.D., Vanderbilt
Appointment:Associate Professor
Office:Rm 334, Sino Building
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Tel:3943 6505
Fax:2603 5019

Teaching Areas

  • PSYC1000 General Psychology
  • PSYC1090 Guided Study in Current Issues of Psychology
  • PSYC1050 Consciousness
  • PSYC4901 Practicum in Neuroscience and Psychology

Research Interests

The effect of experience and expertise on perception and cognition in various domains such as face recognition, reading, music reading, sports training, digitial experience, multitasking, etc.


Representative Publications

Wong, Y.K., & Wong, A.C.-N. (2016). Music-reading training alleviates crowding with musical notation. Journal of Vision, 16(8): 15.

Wong, Y.K., & Wong, A.C.-N. (2014). Absolute pitch memory: Its prevalence among musicians and dependence on the testing context. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21(2), 534-542.

Lui, F.H., Wong, A.C.-N. (2012). Does media multitasking always hurt? A positive correlation between multitasking and multisensory integration ability. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19(4), 647-653.

Wong, A. C.-N., Bukach, C. M., Yuen, C., Yang, L., Leung, S., & Greenspon, E. (2011). Holistic processing of words modulated by reading experience. PLoS ONE, 6(6), e20753.

Wong, A. C.-N., Palmeri, T. J., & Gauthier, I. (2009). Conditions for face-like expertise with objects: Becoming a Ziggerin expert – but which type? Psychological Science, 20(9), 1108-1117.

Wong, A. C.-N., Jobard, G., James, T. W., James, K. H., & Gauthier, I. (2009). Expertise with characters in alphabetic and non-alphabetic writing systems engage the same occipito-temporal area. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(1), 111-127.

Wong, A. C.-N., Gauthier, I., Woroch, B., Debuse, C., & Curran, T. (2005). An early electrophysiological potential associated with expertise in letter perception. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 306-318.

Wong, A. C.-N., & Hayward, W. G. (2005). Constraints on view combination: Effects of self-occlusion and difference between familiar views. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 31, 110-121.

Palmeri, T. J., Wong, A. C.-N., & Gauthier, I. (2004). Computational approaches to the development of perceptual expertise. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8, 378-386.