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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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Research Feature: Questioning the existence of human pheromones

New research has found that perfumes advertised as containing pheromones may not be as effective in helping to attract members of the opposite sex as many might think.

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CCD 2016 Annual Report

Find out more about our Centre by reading through our sixth Annual Report.

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A film to raise awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

CCD Partner Investigator Professor Dorothy Bishop is part of a group of professionals seeking to raise funds to produce a video to promote awareness of DLD. Would you like to contribute?

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Save the Date: Reading and Spelling Workshop

Following from the success of 2015's CCD Reading and Spelling Conference, we are pleased to announce a Reading and Spelling Workshop for 2017 - please Save the Date for this upcoming workshop: 27th-28th September 2017.

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'Let's face it, first impressions count online'

CCD Associate Investigator Dr Megan Willis on face processing and first impressions in an article for The Conversation.

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CCD Memory Program researchers have relocated to The University of Sydney

From 2017, CCD Memory Program research will be led out of The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre.

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'Why Australia should trial the new phonics screening check'

Read more about the new phonics screening check in a piece for The Conversation from CCD Chief Investigators Prof Anne Castles and E/Prof Max Coltheart and colleagues.

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'Explainer: what is phonics and why is it important?'

New in The Conversation from CCD Associate Investigator Dr Hua-Chen Wang on phonics and the importance of phonics in teaching children how to read.

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CCD High School Work Experience Program

In November, the CCD hosted the third group of students for 2016 as part of its High School Work Experience Program. Thanks to all those that were involved in this very successful week, and we are now looking forward to this year's placement groups!

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'Pumping Irony: Why going to the gym might actually make your muscles look smaller'

New research from CCD's Dr Ian Stephen and colleagues finds that exposure to images of muscly bodies can cause body shape misperception.

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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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CCD in the Media

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

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