ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
The ARC Centre of Excellence offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborative research in the study of cognition, its disorders, and their treatment.
New Person Perception research reveals obese individuals can't switch off from food
A new study by Dr Jason Bell and team has revealed that obese individuals have a specific difficulty in directing their own attention away from unhealthy foods, when compared to the rest of the population.
September is Dementia Awareness Month
Join CCD Memory Program members as they engage with the community to help build a dementia-friendly Australia.
What would happen if a zombie came and ate your brain?
CCD members answer questions like these as they showcase their science during National Science Week.
Research Highlight: Control of goal-directed action is impaired in people with schizophrenia
Action choices of people with schizophrenia may be more habitual than goal-directed.
CCD Developing Mind Workshop Series
We are pleased to annouce a new workshop series focussing on topics in cognitive development in children - commencing with a Workshop on Rational Inferences.
Cross Program Support Scheme 2016
Read about the successful applications to this collaborative scheme.
Research sheds new light on race recognition
Person Perception Program research provides a new understanding of why people often struggle to recognise faces from different racial groups.
Man or woman? Age affects sex perception
New Person Perception Program study is first to show that age affects perception of a face's gender.
I build robot brains
CCD PhD candidate and Famelab Australia finalist Astrid Zeman describes her science.
Society for Mental Health Research funds cross-disciplinary innovation
Associate Investigator Dr Kiley Seymour won one of 13 early career research awards to apply new methods from vision science to examine perceptual abnormalities in schizophrenia and inform development of new interventions.
The CCD and Australian Hearing Hub feature in Redesign My Brain
Dr Paul Sowman sends Todd Sampson back into the MEG in the second episode of series 2 of Redesign My Brain.
Research Highlight: How do children with autism use facial cues to evaluate trustworthiness?
Person Perception Program research reveals that children with autism spectrum disorder may not use facial trustworthiness information to guide behaviour.
Language Program Chief Investigator publishes in Scientific American Mind
Professor Bill Thompson co-authored an article published in the April/May edition of popular American science magazine, Scientific American Mind.
2014 Annual Report
CCD is pleased to announce the availability of our fourth annual report.
Sight word and phonics training as effective reading remediation
Recently published study from Reading Program researchers adds to evidence base supporting efficacy of sight word and phonics training
Excellence in Research Student Award 2014 Publications
Congratulations to the 5 winners of our 2014 Excellence in Research Student Award Publications.
New research using the sound of blood flow to the brain to provide insights into reading remediation
CCD Reading Program researchers are using Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound technology to approach questions about remediating dyslexia.
Member Spotlight: Dr Vince Polito, Belief Formation
Associate Investigator Vince Polito has developed a new theory with exciting implications.
Research at CCD
The mission of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) is to coordinate and conduct research in five areas of cognition: belief formation, language, memory, person perception, and reading.
CCD in the Media
An up-to-date listing of CCD members and research featured in the media.
Upcoming CCD Seminars
- Wednesday 30th Sep,
Professors Stephen Crain and Lyndsey Nickels, Associate Professor Rosalind Thornton and Dr Loes Koring,
"Open discussion on Ewa Dabrowska paper "What exactly is Universal ..."
- Thursday 22nd Oct,
"General introduction to the MEG lab equipment and software"