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Hua Shu

Hua Shu

Professor of Psychology, Beijing Normal University


Cognitive and neural mechanism of Chinese language processing, reading development and dyslexia 


Beijing Normal University, China 


State Key Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning 

Representative Publications: 

  • Wang, X., Yang, J., Shu, H., & Zevin, J. (in press). Left fusiform BOLD responses are inversely related to word-likeness in a one-back task, NeuroImage.
  • Shu, H., Zhou, W, Yan, M., & Kliegl, R. (in press). Font Size Modulates Saccade-Target Selection in Chinese Reading, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Liu, Y., Li, P., Shu, H., Zhang, Q., & Chen, L. (in press). Structure and meaning in Chinese: An ERP study of idioms, Journal of Neurolinguistics.
  • Li, H., Shu, H., McBride-Chang,C., Liu, H., & Peng,H., (in press). Visuo-orthographic, phonological processing, and morphological skills for Chinese Children's Character Recognition, Journal of Research in Reading.
  • Lei, L., Pan, J., Liu, H., McBride-Chang, C., Li, H., Zhang, Y., Chen, L., Tardif, T., Liang, W., Zhang, Z., & Shu, H. (in press). Developmental trajectories of reading development and impairment from ages 3 to 8 years in Chinese children, Journal of Child Psychology and psychiatry. 2011, 52(2), 212-220.
  • Xi, J., Zhang, L., Shu, H., Zhang, Y., Li, P. Categorical Perception of Lexical Tones in Chinese Revealed by Mismatch Negativity (MMN), Neuroscience, 2010, 29: 170(1):223-231.
  • Zhang, L., Shu, H., Zhou, F., Wang, X., & Li,P. Common and Distinct Neural Substrates for the Perception of Speech Rhythm and Intonation. Human Brain Mapping, 2010, 31:1106-1116.
  • Yan, M., Kliegl, R., Richter, E., Nuthmann, A. & Shu,H. Flexible Saccade-Target Selection in Word-Based Chinese Reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2010, 63, 705-725.
  • Yan, M., Richter, E., Shu, H., & Kliegl, R. Readers of Chinese Extract Semantic Information from Parafoveal Words. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2009, 16(3), 561-566.
  • Li, H., Shu, H., McBride-Chang, C., Liu,H. & Xue, J. Paired associate learning in Chinese children with dyslexia. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2009, 103, 135-151.
  • Yang, J., McCandliss, B., Shu, H. & Zevin, J. Simulating language-specific and language-general effects in a statistical learning model of Chinese reading. Journal of Memory and Language. 2009, 61, 238-257.
  • Zhao, J., Shu, H., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Gong, Q. & Li,P. Cortical Competition during Language Discrimination. Neuroimage, 2008, 43(3), 624-633.
  • Shu, H., Peng, H. & McBride-Chang, C. Phonological Awareness in Young Chinese Children. Developmental Sciences, 2008, 11(1): 171-181.
  • Chen, L., Shu, H., Liu, Y., Zhao, J., & Li, P. ERP signatures of subject-verb agreement in L2 learning. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2008, 10 (2): 161-174.
  • Hao,M., Shu, H., Xing, A. & Li,P. Early vocabulary inventory for Mandarin Chinese. Behavior Research Methods, 2008, 40(3), 728-733.
  • Liu, Y., & Shu, H., & Li, P. Word naming and psycholinguistic norms: Chinese. Behavior Research Methods, 2007, 39(2), 192-198.
  • Liu, Y., Shu, H., & Wei, J. Spoken word recognition in context: Evidence from Chinese ERP analyses. Brain & Language, 2006, 96,37-48.
  • Shu, H., McBride-Chang, C., Wu. S., & Liu, H. Understanding Chinese Developmental Dyslexia: Morphological Awareness as a Core Cognitive Construct. Journal of Educational Psychology-2006, 98 (1):122-133.
  • Shu, H., Meng, X., Chen, X., Luan, H., & Cao, F.. The subtypes of developmental dyslexia in Chinese: Evidence from case studies. Dyslexia, 2005, 11-311-329.
  • Shu, H., Chen, X., Anderson, R., Wu, N. & Xuan,Y. Properties of school Chinese. Child Development, 2003, 74(1), 27-47.