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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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Two new Postdoctoral positions available

Two (2) positions are available for outstanding early career researchers to join the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and the Department of Cognitive Science.
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2014 Paul Bourke Public lecture date announced - May 1

Associate Professor Rich will deliver the 2014 Paul Bourke Lecture on 1 May at Macquarie University.
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Amanda Barnier and Rochelle Cox

Three Belief Formation Program researchers win prestigious APA awards

Associate Professor Amanda Barnier, Dr Michael Connors and Dr Rochelle Cox won prestigious research awards from the American Psychological Association.

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IDEALAB Students

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.

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Associate Professor Amanda Barnier

Associate Professor Amanda Barnier 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 Associate Professor Amanda Barnier. Read more »

Anina Rich at awards presentation

Associate Professor Anina Rich wins 2013 Paul Bourke Award for research excellence

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. Read more »
Shu Hui Yau

Congratulations Shu Hui Yau, Three Minute Thesis Trans-Tasman finalist

Congratulations to Shu Hui Yau for making it to the grand finals of the 2013 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis competition! Read more »
Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur

Cognitive Science appoints a new Deputy Head of Department

Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur has been appointed as a new Deputy Head of Department.
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Anne Castles elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Professor Anne Castles has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).