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Research Highlights

ISS Orbiting Earth 

The first neuromorphic devices to reach space are a technology test case. They will record ‘space lightning’.

Researcher looking at brain images 

A Western Sydney University researcher is investigating the neuroscience underpinning consciousness.

space junk orbiting around earth 

Biologically-inspired cameras can track satellites that even the best optical telescope cannot, thanks to Western Sydney University’s revolutionary, world-first approach to space imaging.

Mother and baby participating in research project 

The connection between mothers and babies may provide important clues for early identification of dyslexia.

Two researchers with BrainWaves machine 

Technology developed by Western researchers can extend the viability of brain slices up to 36 hours.

A checklist for speech success 

A new tool can assess communication skills in young Indigenous children in the languages they speak at home.

Gough Lui with Smart Glove 

Electronic gloves help transfer knowledge from master surgeons to students.

Baby Babble 

Going gaa-gaa over babies has evolutionary roots, and may help infants to develop the power of speech.

VitalCore prototype 

Tackling the condition of sleep apnoea could be as simple as slipping on a T-shirt developed by Western Sydney University researchers.

Baby playing with toys 

Taking a community-based approach to early childhood language promotes children’s communication and identifies hearing problems.

MARCS Institute News

The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) are excited to announce they have teamed up with Intel to build a world-first brain-scale neuromorphic computer, using reconfigurable hardware and open-source software, to learn more about how the brain works and how to build better AI.
Western Sydney University’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) have been recognised across the Defence Connect network for successfully securing grant funding from the Australian Government’s Moon to Mars initiative. This funding will help develop new Australian technologies for potential use on NASA’s Moon to Mars mission.
Researchers from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development have published a new research paper and recommended guidelines for music use for people with dementia after a successful trial program.
New music guidelines for people with dementia
Dr Dominique Estival from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development was a key contributor in developing and guiding the Australian Government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority Safety Behaviours: Human Factors for Pilots Communication Module that was recently released.
Our first ever Giving Day is just around the corner - Wed 4th Sep - the Chancellor and friends will abseil from the 9th storey of our vertical campus in central Parramatta to raise awareness and funds for BabyLab research.
MARCS Institute researchers have been awarded $335,250 in funding after securing a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant.
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Babyology, have launched an exciting new podcast series, BabyLab, designed to help Australian parents understand how babies learn to communicate.
A revolutionary and world-first approach to space imaging led by Western Sydney University’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS).
Researchers from the MARCS Institute are developing an innovative online program and mobile app that will use music to help young people understand their depression, teach users how to more effectively manage their moods, and encourage increased use of professional mental health services.
Pilot testing of new music mobile phone app
Congratulations to Professor Denis Burnham who has been elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

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