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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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NEWS | The MARCS Institute is very pleased to announce success in the 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Major Grants Round.

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
The MARCS Institute is pleased to announce success in the 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Major Grants Round. 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.
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NEWS | MARCS is pleased to announce that second year PhD student, Jaydene Elvin, has published her first authored journal paper.

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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PhD SCHOLARSHIPS | The MARCS Institute invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD in the exciting HEARing CRC project.

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is an internationally unique research, clinical and industry organisation, constituting five core and 21 support members.

For more information see http://bit.ly/HEARingPhD
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NEWS | The MARCS Institute is pleased to announce that postdoctoral researcher Dr Gaetano Gargiulo has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2014 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher.

This award recognises the valuable contribution of emerging health researchers to health outcomes for all Australians by providing the winner with help to pursue research in their chosen area.

Read the full story here http://bit.ly/GargiuloBupa
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EVENT | 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 is today celebrating Denis' brilliant vision and dynamic leadership over these years, and his inestimable service to University of Western Sydney (UWS).
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RESEARCH | The MARCS Institute invites participation in a research project on memory for melodies and musical tones.

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
The MARCS Institute invites participation in a research project on memory for melodies and musical tones. 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 ...
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NEWS | The MARCS Institute is pleased to welcome visiting PhD student Lauren Hadley from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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
The MARCS Institute is pleased to welcome visiting PhD student Lauren Hadley (pictured right) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Lauren is visiting MARCS Institute under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Keller in the Music Cognition and Action program.
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RESEARCH STUDY | Children with typical development and those with high functioning autism spectrum disorder aged between 6-10 years of age are invited to participate in an Italian second language learning research program at The MARCS Institute.

Touch-screen computer technology will be used to teach Italian through playing language-learning games.

For enquiries or to register your interest, please contact Tonya Agostini on 0412 207 364, (02) 9772 6573, or t.agostini@uws.edu.au.

Read more details here http://bit.ly/AgostiniMARCS
Children with typical development and those with high functioning autism spectrum disorder aged between 6-10 years of age are invited to participate in an Italian second language learning research program at The MARCS Institute. The six 40-minute Italian language-learning sessions are designed ...
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NEWS | UWS School of Humanities and Communication Arts Lecturer and MARCS Institute school-based member, Kate Richards, recently participated in the Melbourne Art Fair.

Kate was invited to give a presentation about her research into immersive states in new media audiences and light, and also participated in a panel discussion titled "Going Public – Light" on Friday 15 August.

Read the full story here http://bit.ly/RichardsMAF
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The MARCS Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Western Sydney (UWS).
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At the 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 marcs.uws.edu.au