The Laboratory for the study of Cognition, Action, and Perception of Speech (aka CAPS) is part of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida.

We can be reached at

We are located in the Dental Science Building (DG-135) of the UF Health Science Center at 1395 Center Drive in Gainesville, Florida (see campus map).  For detailed, set-by-step instructions on how to get to the lab (including information on parking), please click here. We have a child-friendly reception area equipped with toys and activity materials for child participants and their siblings.

toy room

Research Participants

If you are signed up for a study in our lab and have any questions about the study you are participating in, you can contact us at:

Research Opportunities for Students and Trainees

UF undergraduates interested in becoming research assistants or conducting an honors thesis should contact Dr. Masapollo at

CSD Senior Honors Thesis Program Books

Senior Honors Thesis Application

Faculty Mentor Contract Form for Senior Honors Thesis

UF Journal of Undergraduate Research

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Masapollo at  See here for more information about UF’s SLP and audiology programs.  He is actively recruiting a doctoral student to begin in the fall of 2022; he accepts students through the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program (CSD concentration)He is highly committed to working closely with students, especially those from minority and underrepresented groups, to train them for graduate or postdoctoral studies and careers in academia and other clinical professions (e.g., speech-language pathology, audiology).