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CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme

This scheme will provide funding to support collaborative research projects using magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and eye-tracking techniques to investigate neural markers of cognition and its disorders within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). Applications should bring together researchers and students from across the five CCD research programs (Belief Formation, Language, Memory, Person Perception and Reading).

2018 Round - CLOSED

Outcome

The CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme funded three applications in the 2018 Round.

  • David Kaplan, Paul Sowman, John Sutton and Chris Hewitson "Investigating the neural mechanisms underlying Bayesian sensorimotor learning using transcranial magnetic stimulation" (Belief Formation, Language, Memory) $5,400
  • Vince Polito, Regine Zopf, Paul Sowman, Jon Brock and Alexis Lutherborrough "Electrophysiological markers of sense of agency and body ownership" (Belief Formation, Person Perception, Language, [Perception in Action]) $7,436
  • Paul Sowman, Nicholas Badcock, Wei He, Greg Savage, Adrian Cohen and Jordan Wehrman "The outcome of impact: Detecting sports concussion with consumer-grade EEG" (Language, Reading, Memory) $6,284

Guidelines and application form

Applications close

  • Wednesday 12 July, 5pm (AEST)

Final Report template

Contact

2017 Round - CLOSED

Outcome

The CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme funded five applications in the 2017 Round:

  • Nathan Caruana, Alexandra Woolgar, Kiley Seymour, Jon Brock, Genevieve McArthur, Katherine Hardwick, $17,478, "Decoding joint attention processes using interactive eye-tracking and multivoxel pattern analysis." (Person Perception, Reading)
  • Max Coltheart, Michael Proctor, Felicity Cox, Kenneth Forster, Louise Ratko, $7,598, "Investigating lexical representation using masked onset priming and electromagnetic articulography." (Reading, Language)
  • Bianca de Wit, Alexandra Woolgar, Teresa Schubert, Hua-Chen Wang, Nicholas Badcock, Wei He, Sachiko Kinoshita, $3,230, "Investigating word recognition with Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation using Emotiv and Neuroscan EEG." (Reading, Language)
  • Erin Goddard, Muireann Irish, Erika Contini, Thomas Carlson, Olivier Piguet, $7,940, "Characterising the dynamics of remembered object representations in the posteriomedial cortex during a visuospatial working memory task." (Memory)
  • Simmy Poonian, Susan Wardle, Paul Sowman, Robert Keys, Robyn Langdon, $5,673, "The neural response to expectations about our own actions in healthy and schizophrenia populations." (Belief Formation, Language)

Guidelines and application form

Applications close

  • Monday 19 September 2016, 5pm (AEST)

Final Report template

Contact

 

2016 Round - CLOSED

Outcome

The CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme funded five applications in the 2016 Round:

  • Nicholas Badcock, Ivan Yuen, Katherine Demuth, Genevieve McArthur; $6,300, “The effort of self-monitoring for articulation errors during reading.” (Reading, Language)
  • Robin Litt, Jie Yang, Yu Li, Brian Byrne, Greg Savage, Matthew Finkbeiner, Paul Sowman, Anne Castles, Sachiko Kinoshita, Erin Banales; $10,300, “Neural correlates of letter-sound integration in English adults with dyslexia.” (Reading, Neural Markers, Language, Memory, Perception in Action)
  • Teresa Schubert, Saskia Kohnen, Anne Castles, Lyndsey Nickels, Nathan Caruana, Peter de Lissa; $5,180, “How does impaired letter position coding affect lexical representations? An eye tracking study.” (Reading, Language, Neural Markers)
  • Susan Wardle, Kiley Seymour, David Kaplan, Robyn Langdon, Max Coltheart, Colin Clifford; $20,500, “Understanding differences in neural inhibitory processes between schizophrenia and neurotypical human visual cortex using fMRI and population receptive field mapping.” (Perception in Action, Belief Formation, Reading)
  • Alex Woolgar, Nicholas Badcock, Jon Brock, Anina Rich, Lyndsey Nickels; $9,972.40, “Unlocking voices: A neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism.” (Perception in Action, Reading, Person Perception, Language)

Guidelines and application form

Applications close

  • Monday 21 September 2015, 5pm (AEST)

Final Report template

Contact

2014 Round - CLOSED

Outcome

The CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme funded two applications in the 2014 Round:

  • Dr Nora Fieder, Dr Nicholas Badcock, Professor Lyndsey Nickels, Ms Solene Hameau; $7,350, “Locating and identifying effects of semantic neighbourhood in naming”
  • Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth, Distinguished Professor Anne Castles, Associate Professor Blake Johnson, Associate Professor Sachiko Kinoshita, Dr Elaine Schmidt, Dr Carmen Kung, Dr Peter de Lissa; $3,500, "The processing of commas as cues to prosodic boundaries in reading"

Guidelines and application form

Applications close

  • 20 October 2014, 5pm (AEST)

Final Report template

Contact

For preliminary feedback on an application, please contact: Associate Professor Blake Johnson, blake.johnson@mq.edu.au

For administrative enquiries, please contact: Dr Samantha Baggott, samantha.baggott@mq.edu.au

 

2013 Round - CLOSED

Outcome

The CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme funded one application in the 2013 Round:

  • Dr Fiona Kumfor, Associate Professor Olivier Piguet; “Contributions of frontal and temporal lobe structures to facial emotion recognition: A magnetoencephalography study in frontotemporal dementia”

Guidelines and application form

Applications close

  • 2nd September 2013, 5pm (AEST)

Final Report template

Contact

For preliminary feedback on an application, please contact: Associate Professor Blake Johnson, blake.johnson@mq.edu.au

For administrative enquiries, please contact: Dr Samantha Baggott, samantha.baggott@mq.edu.au

 

Further Information

Contact Details

Telephone: +61 2 9850 4127
Email : ccd@mq.edu.au
Web : www.ccd.edu.au

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