Matthew Masapollo

Matthew Masapollo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Business Phone: (352) 273-6095
Business Email: mmasapollo@ufl.edu

About Matthew Masapollo

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 a mixed grad-undergrad course on speech perception.

Publications

2019
Asymmetric discrimination of nonspeech tonal analogues of vowels.
Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance. 45(2):285-300 [DOI] 10.1037/xhp0000603. [PMID] 30570319.
2019
Chunking of phonological units in speech sequencing.
Brain and language. 195 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.05.001. [PMID] 31202179.
2019
Effects of formant proximity and stimulus prototypicality on the neural discrimination of vowels: Evidence from the auditory frequency-following response.
Brain and language. 194:77-83 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.05.002. [PMID] 31129300.
2019
Engaging the Articulators Enhances Perception of Concordant Visible Speech Movements.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 62(10):3679-3688 [DOI] 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-19-0167. [PMID] 31577522.
2018
Asymmetries in unimodal visual vowel perception: The roles of oral-facial kinematics, orientation, and configuration.
Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance. 44(7):1103-1118 [DOI] 10.1037/xhp0000518. [PMID] 29517257.
2017
A universal bias in adult vowel perception – By ear or by eye.
Cognition. 166:358-370 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.06.001. [PMID] 28601721.
2017
Directional asymmetries reveal a universal bias in adult vowel perception.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 141(4) [DOI] 10.1121/1.4981006. [PMID] 28464636.
2016
When infants talk, infants listen: pre-babbling infants prefer listening to speech with infant vocal properties.
Developmental science. 19(2):318-28 [DOI] 10.1111/desc.12298. [PMID] 25754812.
2014
Who’s talking now? Infants’ perception of vowels with infant vocal properties.
Psychological science. 25(7):1448-56 [DOI] 10.1177/0956797614533571. [PMID] 24890498.

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of Speech Motor Sequence Learning
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMERICAN SPEECH LANGUAGE HEARING FDN

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
SPA4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2020-2021
SPA4904 Individual Study
2020
SPA3003 Phonetic Theory and Transcription
2020
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6095
Emails:
Business:
mmasapollo@ufl.edu