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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: Spoken vocabulary helps when reading new words for the first time

CCD Reading Program research provides the first evidence towards understanding how oral vocabulary and learning to read are linked in children.

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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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Research Feature: If you want to put your best face forward, get someone else to choose your profile picture

New Person Perception research has found that people tend to choose more flattering photos for complete strangers than they do for themselves when posting images on social networking sites.

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Research Feature: Bilingual aphasia language treatment success

Preliminary findings of a treatment study led by Language Program Associate Investigator Dr Amanda Miller Amberber show that bilingual aphasia treatment is effective and language-specific.

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CCD 2016 Student Publication Awards announced

Congratulations to the five winners in the CCD Excellence in Research Student Award 2016 - Publications scheme!

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Research Feature: Music as 'mental glue'

Dr Amee Baird and Chief Investigator Professor Bill Thompson have found music to be effective at triggering personal memories in people with Alzheimer's dementia.

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Left to right: Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Distinguished Professor Stephen Crain, Minister Gibb, Distinguished Professor Anne Castles, Professor Genevieve McArthur At the 2017 L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards ceremony (left to right): L'Oréal CEO, Jean Paul Agon, Muireann Irish and L'Oréal executive. (photo credit: L'Oréal)

British schools minister talks phonics with CCD Reading Program members

CCD AI, Dr Jennifer Buckingham brought Nick Gibb, MP to visit the CCD and meet with Distinguished Professor Anne Castles and other CCD reading researchers to discuss reading research and policy.

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Member Spotlight: Associate Professor Muireann Irish, Memory Program

2017 Paul Bourke Lecture to be given by Associate Professor Irish on 14 May about 'The time-travelling brain'.

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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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Registration Now Open: Reading and Spelling Workshop

Please join us for the CCD Reading and Spelling Workshop, 27th-28th September 2017. Spots are limited so register early!

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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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