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After 16 years as Director of MARCS Institute, Professor Denis Burnham has decided to step down from his role as Director. He will continue to lead the Speech and Language Program and work on his numerous research projects.

MARCS celebrated Denis' brilliant vision and dynamic leadership over these years, and his inestimable service to University of Western Sydney (UWS) at a special event. It included this video by 2014 PhD students.
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MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University.
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At MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development we study the scientific bases of human communication.

Our interdisciplinary team from psychology, engineering, linguistics, neuroscience, and computer science links the power of social and biological science research methods to investigate factors influencing perceptual, cognitive, creative and social skills from infancy to adulthood, in real and virtual worlds, in normal, heightened and degraded contexts, within and across different cultures.

MARCS Institute research on brain, behaviour and development encompasses such areas as how we learn language and handle foreign accents, how to program robots for human interaction, how we can enhance communication with infants, those with hearing impairments, and the elderly, and how music and dance communicate universally.

We apply our work to advanced technology, biomedical engineering, and improving physical and mental health by designing electronics inspired by neural systems, building better biomedical devices, analysing heightened performance in the creative arts, and addressing impaired performance in developmental delay and sensory deficit.

To learn more about the Institute and scholarship opportunities, visit westernsydney.edu.au/marcs