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PI Masapollo awarded HHF ERG

CAPS Lab Director, Dr. Masapollo, was recently awarded an Emerging Research Grant from the Hearing Health Foundation. The planned experiments, in collaboration with Drs. Susan Nittrouer (PHHP, SLHS) and Yonghee Oh (PHHP, SLHS), will examine the roles of auditory and somatosensory feedback in speech motor control in congenitally deaf children and adults…

Emily Zezas at BSMCS

CAPS Lab member, Emily Zezas, presented a poster, entitled, “Generalization as a window into speech motor sequence chunking,” at the 2021 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium.  Congrats, Emily! Abstract: Motor chunking facilitates efficient speech sequencing by combining a series of individual articulator movements affiliated with phonological units into…

Dr. Masapollo receives ROSF award

CAPS Lab Director, Dr. Masapollo, was recently awarded Research Opportunity Seed Funds (ROSF) from UF Research.  The planned experiments, in collaboration with Drs. Susan Nittrouer (PHHP, SLHS) and Joseph Antonelli (LAS, Statistics), will examine the complex interplay between the development of speech motor control, speech perception, and phonological representations in…

Dr. Patricia Kuhl speaks at UF

Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl (UW, I-LABS) recently spoke to the UF Language and Brain Interest Group.  Her talk, entitled, “Early Language Development: Social Interaction, Sensorimotor Learning, and the Child’s Developing Brain,” can be viewed here.   Abstract: Some of the most revolutionary ideas in brain…

CAPS at ISSP

Dr. Masapollo and his colleagues will be presenting three posters at the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production. Frankford, S., Cai, S., Tourville, J.A., Nieto-Castañón, A., Masapollo, M., Heller Murray, L.S., & Guenther, F.H. (2020). The neural circuitry underlying the “rhythm effect” in stuttering. 12th International Seminar on Speech…

Dr. Masapollo wins ASHF New Investigator Award

Matt Masapollo was the recipient of one of this year’s New Investigator Awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.  This award will provide funds to investigate mechanisms in speech motor sequence learning using electromagnetic articulography.