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.
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.
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.
CCD 2016 Student Publication Awards announced
Congratulations to the five winners in the CCD Excellence in Research Student Award 2016 - Publications scheme!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
CCD 2016 Annual Report
Find out more about our Centre by reading through our sixth Annual Report.
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?
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!
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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!
'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.
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.
CCD in the Media
An up-to-date listing of CCD members and research featured in the media.
Upcoming CCD Seminars
- Wednesday 19th Apr,
"Beginner guide to Magnetoencephalography (MEG)"
- Thursday 27th Apr,
"Advanced MEG - Digitisation techniques"
- Thursday 27th Apr,
"Advance MEG - Troubleshooting"
- Friday 28th Apr,
Professor Bob McMurray,
"Long-term adaptation to uncertainty in lexical processing by Cochlear ..."
- Tuesday 2nd May,
Professor Mary Peterson,
"Towards a new understanding of object perception."