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Matthew W. G. Dye, Ph.D.

Matthew W. G. Dye

Assistant Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing Science
College of Applied Health Sciences
Phone:(217) 244-2546
Fax:(217) 244-2235

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Research: Cross Modal Plasticity Lab


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Southampton, 2001

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Dye is interested in Cross-modal plasticity and deafness. His research focuses upon the effects of altered sensory experience on the development of visual cognition skills. In particular, he asks how the absence of a sensory modality (as in deafness) affects the remaining senses and impacts upon cognitive processes. In the visual domain, by comparing control groups of children and adults with those who were deafened from birth, he has been characterizing the normal path of visual cognitive development and trying to understand which parts of that development are plastic and susceptible to modification as a result of experience. In addition to studying deaf populations, he also studies the impact of enhanced visuo-motor experience on visual and attentional performance. Children and adults who play action video games serve as tools that allow him to assess the impact of a visually complex and cognitively demanding experience in a population with an intact visual sensory system.

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