DEAF X LAB
Dr. MATT DYE
Dr. Matt Dye is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Liberal Studies at RIT/NTID. He also has an affiliate appointment with the Department of Psychology at RIT.
The deaf x lab relies upon smart and dedicated students and staff to complete its mission. We’re always on the look out for new deaf and hearing people to join our team.
Research conducted by members of the deaf x lab are made available in PDF format. Follow this link to submit automated email requests.
Here are links to posters presented by lab members at academic conferences and meetings.
The deaf x lab is fortunate to have dedicated lab space at RIT/NTID, alongside equipment for eye tracking, recording or EEG/ERP data, and visual field perimetry.
The lab has several ongoing projects that receive intra- and extramural funding. More information about those projects can be found here.
We’re always looking for people to join our team. Here you can find opportunities at the postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels.
The deaf x lab is thrilled to announce a new collaboration between RIT, Boston University and U Penn. With support from NSF, we will be starting a new project called “Multimethod Investigation of Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution”. Using computer vision and human movement modeling techniques, we will be asking whether sign Read more about New NSF Grant: Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution[…]
Deaf x Lab Director, Dr. Matt Dye, was inducted into the RIT PI Millionaire Club after receiving over $1 million in federal funding since joining RIT in 2015.
Congratulations to deaf x lab graduate research assistant, Priya Patil. Her team took first place in the NTID Next Big Idea business competition!
Deaf x lab research assistant Carolyn Gershman has accepted a Post-baccalaureate Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience at Yale University. We all wish her the best for her new adventure this coming Fall, and we know she’ll go on to do great things. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Deaf x lab director, Matt Dye, gave a presentation last week at the AAAS 2018 meeting in Austin TX. You can read more about the symposium (in Swedish!) on the Stockholm University Phonetics Blog.
Assistant Professor Matthew Dye has received a first-in-class research initiative, a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a large-scale study examining signed and spoken language outcomes in young deaf adults who received cochlear implants in childhood and now are enrolled at Read more about deaf x lab research mentioned in RIT Athenaeum magazine[…]
Congratulations to Chloé Stoll on being lead author on Stoll, C., Palluel-Germain, R., Caldara, R., Lao, J., Dye, M.W.G., Aptel, F., and Pascalis, O. (2017). Face recognition is shaped by the use of sign language. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enx034. A preprint request is available on the Publications page.
New NIH Grant: Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults – Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure
The deaf x lab is excited to announce a new collaboration with Prof. Anu Sharma of the University of Colorado at Boulder. With funding from NIH, we will be conducting a large scale study of neuroplasticity in young deaf adults. More details to follow, as well as an upcoming search for a postdoctoral research fellow. Read more about New NIH Grant: Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults – Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure[…]
On June 21, lab PI Dr. Matt Dye will be presenting the first wave of data from our NSF study of temporal selective attention in deaf children at CHScom2017 in Linköping, Sweden. His talk is titled, “Deafness-related deficits in temporal attention: hearing loss or linguistic deprivation?” A full program can be found here.
Very proud of Sarah Kimbley and Brennan Terhune-Cotter. They co-presented a poster with early data from our NSF study of temporal attention development in DHH children at SRCD2017 in Austin, TX.