CAPS, part of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, is a multidisciplinary laboratory engaged in teaching and research on the production and perception of speech by humans. We are formally affiliated with the UF Hearing Research Center. The lab draws together promising students from across the UF campus to combine principles and tools from engineering and computer science with cognitive, linguistic, and psychological science to understand speech mechanisms and processes.

Current work in the lab is organized into two interdependent axes, one focusing on the neural control, timing and sequencing of speech movements; the other focusing on complex interactions between speech production and perception and the roles of sensory feedback.

We investigate these topics by drawing on a wide range of methodologies, including acoustic analysis of speech, auditory and visual psychophysics (eye-tracking), kinematic analyses of articulatory movements (EMA), and functional brain imaging (EEG/ERPs, fMRI).  The results of such investigations have important implications for theories of speech and language processing, as well as for developmental and acquired disabilities involving speech, such as stuttering, congenital hearing loss, and dyslexia. 



Dr. Frank H. Guenther

Boston University & MIT

Frank H. Guenther

Dr. Susan Nittrouer

University of Florida


Dr. Christina Zhao

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences


Dr. Julia Irwin

Haskins Laboratories

Julia Irwin

Dr. Lucie Ménard

University of Quebec at Montreal


Dr. Fatemeh Mollaei

University of Toronto


Dr. Elaine Kearney

Boston University

Elaine Kearney

Hung-Shao Cheng

New York University


Dr. Christina Hagedorn

CUNY – College of Staten Island


Dr. Adam Buchwald

New York University


Dr. Yonghee Oh

University of Florida