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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 teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on phonetics (speech articulation, acoustics, and perception), and supervises thesis projects in speech perception and motor control.  He also currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Language section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  

Masapollo CV

Main Research Interests

  • Sensorimotor integration for speech
  • Development of phonetic perception
  • Speech production planning 
  • Organization and coordination of articulatory gestures
  • Speech motor sequence learning

Awards

Research Opportunity Seed Fund Award, UF Research. 2021

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

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Publications

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

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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 using electromagnetic articulography and auditory feedback manipulations.


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.


EMily-Zezas

Emily Zezas is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She joined CAPS to complete an honors thesis project designed to examine the specificity and time course of speech motor sequence learning.  She is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Scholar Award from the UF Alumni Association and Honors Program.


J.GoelJessica Goel is an undergraduate studying Biomedical Engineering. She came to CAPS to assist with programming speech motor control experiments using electromagnetic articulography. She is also highly involved with data processing, visualization, and analysis.


MalloryMallory Box is an undergraduate studying Biomedical Engineering. She came to CAPS to assist with programming speech motor control experiments using simple vs. choice reaction time paradigms.


JessicaJessica Smith is an undergraduate studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in Disabilities in Society and Educational Studies. She came to CAPS to complete an honors thesis project designed to examine gestural organization of non-native consonant clusters using electromagnetic articulography. 


J.GinterJulia Ginter is an undergraduate majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She joined CAPS to complete an honors thesis project designed to examine the spatiotemporal organization among the tongue tip and jaw during speech production using electromagnetic articulography.


AngeliseAngelise Bulit is an undergraduate majoring in Linguistics. She came to CAPS to assist with experiments designed to examine the mechanisms involved in speech motor sequence learning.


Lab Alumni

Cassandra Chappell, B.H.S., (2021)

Abigail Cragin, B.H.S., (2021)

Ariel Gordon, B.H.S., (2021)

Sophia Benson, B.H.S. (2021)

Morgan Powell, B.H.S., (2021)