Research Centres

Research Centres

Research centres

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders builds on a rich history of research excellence in cognitive sciences at the department. Established in 2010, the centre offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborative research in the study of cognition, its disorders and their treatment focusing on the five areas of cognition:

  • Belief Formation
  • Language
  • Memory
  • Person Perception
  • Reading


The Perception in Action Research Centre

Research at the Perception in Action Research Centre explores the way humans perceive and interact with the world. We examine the neural and cognitive mechanisms that allows us to perceive and process our environment, make decisions, and select appropriate actions. As part of the Faculty of Human Sciences, the centre bridges the research gaps between the Departments of Cognitive Science and Psychology.


Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training

Macquarie University's "Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training (CEPET) carries out multidisciplinary research  on three core aspects of elite performance and expertise: its  acquisition , its  maintenance , and its  loss . Members of CEPET come from numerous departments including Psychology , Cognitive Science , Linguistics , Anthropology , Music , and Computer Science .


Centre for Atypical Neurodevelopment

The Centre for Atypical Neurodevelopment (CAN) carries out research and clinical interventions to address the needs of children and their families as they transition into adulthood.

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