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.
Head of Department
Professor Genevieve McArthur
Genevieve is the Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Director of the Macquarie University Cognition Clinic for Reading, and founder of the Cognitive Science ERP Laboratory. Over the last 20 years, she has held research positions at the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Oxford University and Macquarie. The goal of her research program is to determine what causes reading and language impairments in children and how these impairments should be treated. She is an active advocate for the rapid translation of scientific evidence into practice.
Research and funding
The Department of Cognitive Science operates several principal facilities for conducting its research.
The Department hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and the Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC).
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders brings together researchers from the Departments of Cognitive Science, Psychology and Linguistics at Macquarie and thirteen other national and international institutions.
The Department also hosts seven research groups.
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