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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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I build robot brains

CCD PhD candidate and Famelab Australia finalist Astrid Zeman describes her science.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Children unable to tell genuine from faked sadness

New research from Person Perception program member Dr Amy Dawel has shown that children are unable to tell the difference between genuine and fake sadness from facial expressions.

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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.

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2014 Annual Report

CCD is pleased to announce the availability of our fourth annual report.

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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

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Excellence in Research Student Award 2014 Publications

Congratulations to the 5 winners of our 2014 Excellence in Research Student Award Publications.

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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.

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Noise can be a problem in open plan classrooms

New research from Kiri Mealings of the Language Program, has found that primary students in open-plan classrooms struggle to hear their teachers compared with students in enclosed classrooms.

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Member Spotlight: Dr Vince Polito, Belief Formation

Associate Investigator Vince Polito has developed a new theory with exciting implications.

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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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