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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.

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CCD Public Lecture Series: Professor Jean Decety

Professor Decety will share his insights on 'Empathy and morality: An interdisciplinary perspective' on 14 March 2018 at Macquarie University.

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CCD Public Lecture Series: Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Pellicano

Professor Pellicano will be speaking about 'Knowing austism' on 20 March 2018 at The University of Western Australia.

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Research Feature: Our body image affects how we see ourselves and others

A new study by CCD researcher Dr Ian Stephen and his colleagues has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception.

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Research Feature: What makes a good learner?

A team of researchers led by Dr Nic Badcock is using neuroimaging technology to discover the neural markers of successful learning with the goal of helping people with learning disabilities.

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Research Feature: Do we need language to think?

A new study lead by Dr Alex Woolgar shows that language isn't required for complex thinking and planning.

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Research Feature: How does oral vocabulary help kids learn to read?

PhD student Signy Wegener and Dr Anne Castles explain the complex link between spoken vocabulary and reading new words.

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'What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?'

CCD researcher Dr Eva Marinus comments on the debate about how font and word/letter spacing impact dyslexic readers.

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Research Feature: Why people think they're thinner than they are

New research from Dr Jason Bell and colleagues explains why people are biased in their judgements about their body size.

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CCD researcher, Professor Liz Pellicano, joins the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism

Autism CRC has announced Macquarie University as an Other Participant in the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism.

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CCD announces the 2018 Public Lecture Series

Over the course of 2018, a distinguished international scientist from each CCD area (Belief Formation, Language, Memory, Person Perception and Reading) will give a public lecture.

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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.

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An up-to-date listing of CCD members and research featured in the media.

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