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Department of Cognitive Science

Welcome to the Department of Cognitive Science

The Department of Cognitive Science is a research department which carries out research and PhD supervision across a wide range of domains of cognitive science, including memory, language, belief formation, perception in action, and reading. The Department hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, which brings together researchers from the Departments of Cognitive Science, Psychology and Linguistics at Macquarie University and thirteen other national and international institutions.

Latest Department News...

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CCD Reading Program Statement on Dyslexia and Reading Impairment

Dispelling misconceptions during Dyslexia Awareness Week: what we mean (and don't mean) when we talk about dyslexia.

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Bianca De Wit demonstrating use of an Emotiv EEG system

Open Day

In our "Measuring Brain Activity" presentation, we discussed the new major in Cognitive and Brain Sciences while providing a fun and engaging EEG demo using the Emotiv EPOC system.

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Innovation and Scholarship Program 2015 Success

Dr Bianca de Wit and Dr David Kaplan have been awarded a project on "A scalable, cost-effective, and highly immersive labbased approach to undergraduate teaching in the cognitive and brain sciences".

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Aston/Macquarie joint PhD scholarship for MEG studies of autism

Aston and Macquarie Universities invite applications from suitable candidates for a jointly funded, dual award PhD project on MEG studies of ASD.

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New Major in Cognitive and Brain Sciences coming in 2016

An undergraduate major in Cognitive and Brain Sciences to be launched next year.

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Reading Researchers open clinic to address learning challenges

The Macquarie Cognition Clinic for Reading is now open for business.

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Further Information


Who is Visiting

  • Ayako Prokopczuk
  • Dr Minna Torppa
  • Hannah Cahill
  • Lauren Dennis
  • Giles King
  • Areeba Awan
  • Joshua Carey
  • Sijal Ansari
  • Natasha Mitchell
  • Maxie Johanna Reise
  • Samuel Free
  • Matilda Parry
  • Jeremy Cheuk
  • Blake Hunt
  • Chen Lu
  • Jacqueline Thomas
  • Jordan Rogers
  • Nicola Burgess
  • Audrey Acebedo
  • Ranjeet Rajput Singh
  • Gabrielle Picard
  • Stephen Brooke
  • Ryan Jones
  • Veronika Kosourikhina
  • Farnoush Abedi
  • Jenna Resnik
  • Angeleena Le
  • Megan Phillips
  • Gemma Campbell
  • Erin Toovey
  • Ji Yeon Bae
  • Jowana Awick
  • Dr Tetsu Hirosawa
  • Roshini Randeniya
  • Judith Martens
  • Lirije von Petersdorff
  • Rebecca Hirst
  • Matthew Hoskins
  • Dr Kelly Jakubowski
  • Elizabeth Kinghorn
  • Associate Professor Timothy Carroll
  • Dr Alexa Morcom
  • Professor Karin Landerl
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Contact Details

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