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MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development
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MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University.

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.

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+61 2 9772 6585, +61 2 9772 6585
+61 2 9772 6040
Western Sydney University MARCS Institute Building 1 (Ground Floor, Room 130) Bullecourt Avenue Milperra, NSW, 2214, Australia