Welcome to the MAPS lab!

At the Memory and Perception of Speech (MAPS) Lab, we investigate how linguistic experience shapes our perception of spoken language. The recent focus of this program has been in the role of memory consolidation during sleep in the acquisition of speech information (see Current Research for more information). Our methods combine behavioral with neuroimaging (fMRI, ERP) techniques to better understand the neural underpinnings of perceptual phenomena. We study these questions in populations with typical and impaired language, in order to improve remediation efforts in those who struggle with spoken language processing.

Considering the PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders? The MAPS lab is seeking doctoral students for Fall 2019. Those interested in sleep and spoken language processing are encouraged to apply!  Information about our new PhD program is found here.  Interested candidates for the MAPS lab should contact Sayako Earle at fsearle@udel.edu


We are successfully moved to our lab on the 5th floor of the STAR tower!  We'll be updating with photos as we get settled...

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MAPS lab is on the move

We'll be moving into 5th floor of the STAR tower http://chs.udel.edu/star-tower/ on Tuesday, August 7th. Our new digs will feature a 1-bed sleep lab!! Stay posted for photos, etc. as we move into our new space, or stop by to take a nap so we can test out our new...

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new grant

We are excited to announce that we've begun a new project, "Perceptual learning and memory consolidation in adults with and without language impairment," sponsored by the NIDCD (R21DC016391).  Contact us for more information if you're interested in participating!!

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STAR Health Sciences Complex

540 S. College Avenue Newark, DE 19713

Memory and Perception of Speech Lab

Phone: 302-831-3878      Email: UDMapsLab@gmail.com