Dr. Matthew (Matt) Masapollo is the director and principal investigator of the Laboratory for the study of Cognition, Action and Perception of Speech (est. 2020). He received his Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University (under Dr. Linda Polka) and completed two postdoctoral fellowships, one in Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Science at Brown University (under Dr. James L. Morgan), and one in Speech and Hearing Science at Boston University (under Dr. Frank H. Guenther).
Matt teaches an undergrad course in Phonetics (speech articulation, acoustics, & perception) and is developing a mixed grad-undergrad course on speech perception. He is also currently supervising undergrad honors theses in speech motor control.
Co-organizer, Florida Motor Control Working Group
Member, Hearing Research Center
Principle Research Interests
- Perception-action linkages for speech
- Development of phonetic perception
- Speech planning and production
- Gestural organization and coordination
- Speech motor sequence learning
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (352) 273-6095
- Location: Dental Science Building DG-147
- Office Hours: By Appointment
- Courses: Phonetics (SPA 3003, Fall 2020); Speech Perception (Course Code & Schedule TBD)
For a full listing of Matt’s publications please see our research page.
Students and Trainees
Nicholas Salazar is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Linguistics. He is interested in computational linguistics, data science, and machine learning. He came to CAPS to assist with programming speech production experiments. As well he is involved in recording, visualizing and analyzing kinematic and acoustic speech data.
Grecia Tragodara is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science. She came to CAPS to help with programming and building the data science infrastructure needed for speech production experiments using electromagnetic articulography (EMA).
Emily Zezas is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is interested in speech production and perception, as well as developmental and acquired disabilities involving speech (e.g., apraxia of speech, stuttering, autism). She joined CAPS to complete an honors project designed to examine the time course of speech motor-sequence learning.
Cassandra Chappell is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She came to CAPS to complete an honors thesis examining how speech motor learning changes speech perception.
Ariel Gordon is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She came to CAPS to assist with acoustic analyses of infant-directed speech and infant babble.
Angelise Bulit is an undergraduate majoring in Linguistics. She came to CAPS to assist with acoustic analyses of infant-directed speech and infant babble.