Our research focuses on five main Programs: Belief Formation, Language, Memory, Person Perception and Reading.
Prof John Hodges named in the top 400 most-cited biomedical scientists in Nature
Professor Hodges is one of the few Australian researchers to have made the list.
Prime Minister visits Cochlear Headquarters at Macquarie University
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, visits Cochlear Limited's headquarters at Macquarie University.
Distinguished Professors announced
CCD Chief Investigators Anne Castles and Katherine Demuth recognised as Distinguished Professors.
Chief Investigator Amanda Barnier made Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
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".
Lyndsey Nickels recognised for success in research and HDR supervision
Professor Nickels was recently elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and selected as this year's recipient of the Macquarie University Excellence in Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervision Award.
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 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.
Hearing and the Brain Symposium: Translating Research into Practice - 9 May
Satellite symposium to the World Congress of Audiology to be held at the Australian Hearing Hub aims to provide clinicians and researchers with current information about the interaction between ageing, cognition and hearing loss.
Associate Professor Anina Rich presents 2014 Paul Bourke Lecture
Each year, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia honours Australians in the early parts of their careers who have achieved excellence in scholarship in one or more fields of the social sciences.
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.
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 »
Erasmus Mundus International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB)
Macquarie University is the first full partner Australian University of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program - a prestigious European funding initiative. Read more »
CCD Chief Investigator recognised for exceptional leadership and achievement
The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) awarded this year's Bernard B Raginski Award for Leadership and Achievement in Hypnosis to CCD Chief Investigator Amanda Barnier. Read more »
Three Belief Formation Program researchers win prestigious APA awards
Associate Professor Amanda Barnier, Dr Michael Connors and Dr Rochelle Cox of the CCD Belief Formation Program's Hypnosis and Delusions Team won prestigious research awards from the American Psychological Association (Division of Psychological Hypnosis). Read more »
Upcoming CCD Seminars
- Thursday 29th Jan,
"Using virtual reality to investigate the neural correlates of ..."