Psychology and cognitive science

Psychology and cognitive science

Macquarie is home to internationally respected clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, linguists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and speech pathologists who are leading the world in understanding and treating disorders such as anxiety, aphasia, autism, depression, dyslexia, post-traumatic stress disorder, prosopagnosia, schizophrenia, social phobia and specific language impairments.

Together, they have helped Macquarie achieve international recognition for psychology and cognitive science research. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, our psychology and cognitive science research received a rating of ‘performance at world standard’.

We host the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders and the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, which houses the world’s first child MEG system, and the world’s first MEG system for children and adults with Cochlear implants.

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Our research strengths

Our research strengths are concentrated in the areas of:

  • belief formation
  • emotion and mental health
  • language and reading
  • memory
  • neuropsychology and neuropharmacology
  • organisational and applied psychology
  • perception in action
  • social, developmental and personality psychology, and
  • theory, methodology and evolutionary psychology

Our facilities

Our facilities include:

  • Australian Hearing Hub
  • Emotional Health Clinic
  • KIT-Macquarie Brain Research laboratory (MEG lab)
  • Macquarie University Psychology Clinic
  • State-of-the-art research and training facilities including driving simulators and a flight simulator; and laboratories for eye-tracking, event-related potentials, language acquisition, motion capture, perception experiments, preclinical neuroscience and trans-cranial magnetic stimulation

Our research hubs

Macquarie’s psychology and cognitive science activities support four research hubs:

  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
  • Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training
  • Centre for Emotional Health
  • Perception in Action Research Centre
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