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.
Study on rare dementia helps map the emotional brain
A study by Dr Fiona Kumfor, Associate Professor Olivier Piguet and other CCD Memory Program members - published in the journal BRAIN - has found that individuals diagnosed with a rare form of dementia experience emotional processing difficulties.
Rebecca Gelding, shines in Faculty Three Minute Thesis competition
Congratulations to Rebecca Gelding for winning the Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences' 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her talk entitled "Manipulating music in your mind".
Chief Investigator Lyndsey Nickels elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Fellows of the Academy are chosen by their peers and are recognised nationally and internationally for their very high level of distinction.
PhD project opportunities
Multiple PhD projects to start in 2015 are available in the CCD Memory Program at FRONTIER, the clinical research group specialising in younger onset dementia syndromes based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
CCD Excellence in Research Student Award 2014 - Posters
This scheme recognises the outstanding student posters from the CCD Annual Workshop.
Our research focuses on five main Programs: 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.
Pathways to research at the CCD
Upcoming information sessions for potential Honours/PhD students at all three CCD nodes...
CCD Reading program researchers contribute to policy roundtable
The Hon Christopher Pyne, MP, Minister for Education invited CCD Reading Program Leader Professor Anne Castles and Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur to a recent policy roundtable on students with dyslexia.
Social cognitive training for people with schizophrenia
A novel social cognitive training program for people with schizophrenia has been developed by a CCD team lead by academic and carer Dr Pamela Marsh.
Hearing Technologies Could Play Important Role in Delaying Dementia
New research into understanding how the brain adapts and improves its hearing abilities through the use of hearing technologies could play an important role in the future management of dementia.
Excellence in Research Student Award 2013 - Publications
This program is designed to promote and reward the significant contributions that students make in their research fields each year to ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Read more »
CCD Stakeholders Workshop - Sharing vision for future research impacts
Leaders from community organisations working in the areas of autism, learning difficulties, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, speech pathology and more joined together with key researchers at the CCD Stakeholder's Workshop.
Upcoming CCD Seminars
- Thursday 25th Sep,
Dr Gholamreza (Reza) Haffari,
"Graph-based semi-supervised learning for structured prediction: The ca..."
- Tuesday 30th Sep,
Dr Jason Brown,
"Laryngeal assimilation, markedness and typology. (CLaS-CCD Research Co..."