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.
Congratulations to Professor Chris Davis, Associate Professor Jeesun Kim and Dr Mark Antoniou who have been awarded funding for research grants that will begin in 2015.
For more information see http://bit.ly/ARCGrants
In this project, we are looking for people who are NOT musically trained, which means you are expected to have none or less than five (5) consecutive years of musical training (excluding years of music lessons in school).
You are also expected to have normal hearing.
For more information see http://bit.ly/LeungStudy
Lauren is visiting MARCS Institute under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Keller in the Music Cognition and Action program.
Lauren's visit to MARCS has the aim of empirically testing a general theory of prediction-by-simulation crossing music and language.
For more information see: http://bit.ly/VisitorHadley
MARCS is today celebrating Denis' brilliant vision and dynamic leadership over these years, and his inestimable service to University of Western Sydney (UWS).
Jaydene's paper, titled "Spanish is better than English for discriminating Portuguese vowels: acoustic similarity versus vowel inventory," was published in the high impact journal Frontiers in Psychology, in the section Language Sciences.
Read the full story here http://bit.ly/ElvinJournal
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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