People

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

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 is a member of the UF Hearing Research Center and recently co-founded the Florida Motor Control Working Group. He teaches an undergrad course in Phonetics (speech articulation, acoustics, & perception) and is developing an undergrad course on speech perception (to begin in Fall 2021). 

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Principle Research Interests

  • Perception-action linkages for speech
  • Development of phonetic perception
  • Speech planning and production
  • Gestural organization and coordination
  • Speech motor sequence learning

Awards

New Investigators Research Grant, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. 2020

Contact Matt

  • Email: mmasapollo@phhp.ufl.edu
  • Phone: (352) 273-6095
  • Location: HPNP 2127
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Courses: Phonetics (SPA 3003, Fall 2020); Speech Perception (Course Code & Schedule TBD)

Publications

For a full listing of Matt’s publications please see our research page.


Students and Trainees

NicholasNicholas 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.


GreciaGrecia Tragodara is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science. She came to CAPS to help with web design and programming and building the data science infrastructure needed for speech production experiments using electromagnetic articulography (EMA).


EMily-Zezas

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.


CassandraCassandra 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.


Morgan Morgan Powell is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Deaf and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in speech production in individuals with communication disorders. Morgan came to CAPS to assist with data analysis.


JessicaJessica Smith is an undergraduate studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in Disabilities in Society and Educational Studies. She came to CAPS to assist with acoustic analysis of speech and data processing and coding. 


SophiaSophia Benson is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minoring in Linguistics. 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 came to the CAPS to assist with data collection and analysis.


A-CraginAbigail Cragin 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.

Ariel G.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.


AngeliseAngelise Bulit is an undergraduate majoring in Linguistics. She came to CAPS to assist with acoustic analyses of infant-directed speech and infant babble.