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Matthew Dye

Associate Professor
NTID SPACE Center
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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Matthew Dye

Associate Professor
NTID SPACE Center
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

B.Sc., Manchester Polytechnic (United Kingdom); M.Sc., University of Stirling (United Kingdom); Ph.D. University of South Hampton (United Kingdom)

Bio

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 Psychologyat RIT. Matt was on the faculty in the Neuroscience Program and the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 6 years before joining RIT/NTID.

Moving to the United States from the UK, Dr. Dye completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at The University of Rochester (2002-2009). His Ph.D. in Psychology was awarded in 2001 by the University of Southampton, where he conducted psycholinguistic research on British Sign Language.

Since moving to the U.S., Dr. Dye’s work has focussed on whether being born deaf means that you see better. His lab conducts research on brain reorganization in the face of altered sensory input, asking what happens to the brain areas and neural pathways associated with visual and multi-sensory processing when auditory input is missing. Most of his research looks at selective visual attention in deaf individuals, asking whether their greater reliance upon visual information in their environment means that their perceptual and cognitive systems are better able to select and process visual information. The lab’s working hypothesis is that this is indeed the case, especially when operating in environments where one would typically benefit from the integration of auditory and visual information, such as when monitoring for events in peripheral vision. His research program now also includes temporal aspects of visual attention in deaf children, with an ongoing national longitudinal study funded by the National Science Foundation and a large scale study of sequence processing and neuroplasticity in DHH college students funded by NIH.

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Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

PSYC-510
3 Credits
This course is intended for students in the psychology major to demonstrate experimental research expertise, while being guided by faculty advisors. The topic to be studied is up to the student, who must find a faculty advisor before signing up for the course. Students will be supervised by the advisor as they conduct their literature review, develop the research question or hypothesis, develop the study methodology and materials, construct all necessary IRB materials, run subjects, and analyze the results of their study. This course will culminate in an APA style paper and poster presentation reporting the results of the research. Because Senior Project is the culmination of a student’s scientific research learning experience in the psychology major, it is expected that the project will be somewhat novel, will extend the theoretical understanding of their previous work (or of the previous work of another researcher), and go well beyond any similar projects that they might have done in any of their previous courses.
PSYC-223
3 Credits
This course examines how people perceive, learn, represent, remember and use information. Contemporary theory and research are surveyed in such areas as attention, pattern and object recognition, memory, knowledge representation, language acquisition and use, reasoning, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and intelligence. Applications in artificial intelligence and human/technology interaction may also be considered.

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Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Rodger, Helen, et al. "The Recognition of Facial Expressions of Emotion in Deaf and Hearing Individuals." 2019. TS - typescript (typed).
Rodger, Helen, et al. "Quantifying Facial Expression Intensity and Signal use in Deaf Signers." 2018. TS - typescript (typed).
Stoll, Chloe and Matthew Dye. "Sign language acquisition redistributes attentional resources to the inferior visual field in deaf, but not hearing, adults." 2018. TS - typescript (typed).
Dye, Matthew and Robin Thompson. "The Perception and Production of Language in the Visual Modality." 4 Sep. 2018. TS - typescript (typed).
Pelczarski, Kristin, et al. "Delayed Phonological Encoding In Stuttering: Evidence From Eye Tracking." 2017. TS - typescript (typed).
Pelczarski, Kristin, et al. "Delayed Phonological Encoding In Stuttering: Evidence from Eye Tracking." 17 Oct. 2016. TS - typescript (typed).
Journal Paper
Stoll, Chloe, et al. "Quantifying Facial Expression Intensity and Signal Use in Deaf Signers." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 24. 4 (2019): 346-355. Print.
Stoll, Chloe and Matthew Dye. "Sign Language Experience Redistributes Attentional Resources to the Inferior Visual Field." Cognition. (2019): 0. Print.
Pelczarski, Kristen, et al. "Delayed Phonological Encoding in Stuttering: Evidence From Eye Tracking." Language and Speech. (2018): https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830918785203. Web.
Stoll, Chloe, et al. "Face Recognition is Shaped by the use of Sign Language." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 23. 1 (2018): 62-70. Print.
Dye, Matthew, Poorna Kushalnagar, and Jon Henner. "Concerns with Data Analysis and Interpretation. Commentary on: Geers et al. (2017). Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits." Pediatrics. (2017): 1-10. Web.
Dye, Matthew and Olivier Pascalis. "Editorial: The Sensation-Cognition Interface: Impact of Early Sensory Experiences On Cognition." Frontiers in Psychology. (2017): 1. Web.
Stoll, Chloé, et al. "Face Recognition is Shaped by the Use of Sign Language." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. (2017): 1. Print.
Seymour, Jenessa L, et al. "Reorganization of Neural Systems Mediating Peripheral Visual Selective Attention In The deaf: An Optical Imaging Study." Hearing Research. (2016): 1. Print.
Lao, Junpeng, et al. "Mapping the Recognition of Facial Expression of Emotions In Deafness." Journal of Vision 16. (2016): 1391. Web.
Hirshorn, Elizabeth A, et al. "The Contribution of Phonological Knowledge, Memory, and Language Background to Reading Comprehension in Deaf Populations." Frontiers in Psychology 6. 1153 (2015): 1-16. Web.
Hilger, Allison I, et al. "Second Language Acquisition Across Modalities: Production Variability in Adult L2 Learners of American Sign Language." Second Language Research 31. 3 (2015): 375-388. Print.
Dye, Matthew W G. "Foveal Processing Under Concurrent Peripheral Load in Profoundly Deaf Adults." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. (2015) Print.
Dye, Matthew W G, Jenessa L Seymour, and Peter C Hauser. "Response Bias Reveals Enhanced Attention to Inferior Visual Field in Signers of American Sign Language." Experimental Brain Research 234. 4 (2016): 1067-1076. Print.
Book Chapter
Morgan, Gary and Matthew Dye. "Executive Functions and Access to Language: The Importance of Inter-subjectivity." "The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Learning and Cognition." Ed. Marc Marschark and Harry Knoors. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. 0. Print.
Dye, Matthew and Robin Thompson. "The Perception and Production of Language in the Visual Modality." "Trends in Language Acquisition Research: Essays in Honour of Bencie Woll." Ed. Gary Morgan. New York, NY: John Benjamins, 2019. 0. Print.
Uninvited Presentations
Dye, Matthew. "Spatial and Temporal Vision in the Absence of Audition." Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting. Vision Sciences Society. St Pete Beach, FL. 18 May 2019. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew and Kim Kurz. "Sign Language Avatars Activate Phonological and Semantic Representations: Evidence from Working Memory and Priming Paradigms." Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research. Sign Linguistics Society. Hamburg, Germany. 26 Sep. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew, et al. "Perceptual Optimization of American Sign Language: Evidence from a Lexical Corpus." Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research. Sign Linguistics Society. Hamburg, Germany. 27 Sep. 2019. Poster Session.
Kimbley, Sarah, et al. "Social Factors Predicting Disparities in English Literacy Outcomes in Deaf Children." Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting. SRCD. Baltimore, MD. 15 Mar. 2019. Poster Session.
Kartheise2, Geo, et al. "Cognitive Fluidity in Deaf and Hard-of-hearing College Students." Workshop on Reading, Language, and Deafness. Basque Center for Brain and Language. San Sebastian, Spain. 18 Oct. 2018. Poster Session.
Gleason, Ashley, Geo Kartheiser, and Matthew Dye. "The MMN as a Customized Indicator of Audiovisual Integration in CI use." RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium. RIT. Rochester, NY. 4 Aug. 2018. Poster Session.
Dye, Matthew. "Does Audition Drive the Development of Domain-General Sequencing Abilities?" 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX. 1 Apr. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew. "Deafness Related Deficits In Temporal Attention: Hearing Loss or Linguistic Deprivation?" Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science and Communication. Linkí¶ping University. Linkí¶ping, Sweden. 1 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Lao, Junpeng, et al. "Deafness Amplifies Visual Information Sampling During Face Recognition." Vision Sciences Society 2017. Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete’s Beach, FL. 1 May 2017. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew. "Temporal Visual Attention Windows are Larger in Deaf Children." 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Psychonomics Society. Vancouver, BC. 1 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Stoll, Chloé, et al. "Analyzing the Allocation of Visual Attention in Deaf and Hearing Signers with a Drift-Diffusion Model." 40th European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2017. Charité Universitätsmedzin Berlin. Berlin, Germany. 27 Aug. 2017. Poster Session.
Dye, Matthew W, et al. "Emotional Face Processing In Hearing and Deaf Bilinguals." Annual Meeting. Psychonomics Society. Boston, MA. 18 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew W G. "Diversity of Visual Attention in Deaf Learners." 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Athens, GREECE. 7 Jul. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew W G, Melissa M Peterson, and Darren S Tanner. "Lexical Access in Hearing Learners of American Sign Language." International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition. Sign Language Linguistics Society. Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. 1 Jul. 2015. Poster Session.
Dye, Matthew W G, Rachel Stuehm, and Torrey M J Loucks. "Kinematics of Verb Morphology in Adult Learners of ASL." International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition. Sign Language Linguistics Society. Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. 3 Jul. 2015. Poster Session.
Schinstrom, Krister G, et al. "Building Up L2 Corpora in Different Signed Languages: American Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, and Svenskt Teckensprak." International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition. Sign Language Linguistics Society. Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. 4 Jul. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Pelczarski, Kristin, et al. "Testing a Phonological Encoding Error Hypothesis in Stuttering: Evidence From Eye Tracking." 2015 ASHA Convention. ASHA. Denver, CO. 12 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Dye, Matthew. "Hearing Loss versus Deaf Gain: Biological and Cultural Perspectives on Neuroplasticity." International Conference on Hearing Loss. Western University. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. 7 May 2019. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew. "2.Linguistic and sensory contributions to cognitive development: Evidence from deaf children." Department of Psychology Colloquium. University of California Riverside. Riverside, CA. 15 May 2018. Address.
Dye, Matthew. "Acquiring signed language redistributes attention to the inferior visual field." 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Scienc. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Austin, TX. 15 Feb. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew W. "The Consequences of Deafness For Human Vision: Sensory Compensation and Adaptation." School of Medicine Colloquium. Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia. 8 Apr. 2016. Guest Lecture.
Dye, Matthew W. "Temporal Proessing In The Deaf: Auditory and Linguistic Contributions To The Mental Metronome." FPSE Seminar. University of Geneva. Geneva, Switzerland. 20 Oct. 2016. Guest Lecture.
Dye, Matthew W. "Reconceptualizing The Deaf Child As Multimodal and Multilingual." Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Stockholm University. Stockholm, Sweden. 13 Jun. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Dye, Matthew W G. "Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Visual Attention: Insights from Deafness." Sensing Beyond Deafness. University Grenoble Alpes. Grenoble, FRANCE. 29 Jun. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Grants
Dye, Matthew and Joseph Hill (2020-2022). IRES Track II: Translanguaging Science: Enhancing Literacy Research Through Enhanced Assessment of Proficiency and Processing. Grant proposal submitted to 19-585 - International Research Experience for Students: Track II, National Science Foundation.
Doolittle, Richard and Matthew Dye (2019-2020). Rochester Partnership to Advance Research and Academic Careers in Deaf Scholars. Grant proposal submitted to Federal (pass through), National Institutes for Helath.
Dye, Matthew (2019-2019). REU Supplement: Collaborative Research: Multimethod Investigation of Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution. Grant proposal submitted to Federal, National Science Foundation.
Dye, Matthew (2019-2024). Acquiring Language Under Adverse Listening Conditions: The Role of Sequential Learning. Grant proposal submitted to PA-19-056 - NIH Research Project Grant (R01), National Institutes for Health.
Kudithipudi, Dhireesha and Matthew Dye (2018-2023). Research Traineeships in Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Data (unfunded). Grant proposal submitted to National Research Traineeships, NSF.
Dye, Matthew, et al (2018-2021). Collaborative Research: Multimethod Investigation of Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution. Grant received/funded by BCS Linguistics, NSF.
Dye, Matthew and Anu Sharma (2017-2022). Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults: Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure. Grant proposal submitted to R01, NIH.
Dye, Matthew, et al (2018-2021). Collaborative Research: Multimethod Investigation of Articulatory and Perceptual Constraints on Natural Language Evolution. Grant proposal submitted to BCS Linguistics, NSF.
Hauser, Peter, Matthew Dye, and Cecilia Alm (2018-2023). PIRE: Multimodal Multilingual Development in Multiple Environments (M3-PIRE). Grant proposal submitted to OISE, NSF.
Dye, Matthew W, Matt Huenerfauth, and Kim B Kurz (2016-2017). The Validity of Avatar Stimuli for Psycholinguistic Research on ASL. Grant received/funded by SPDI, NTID.
Dye, Matthew W, Andreas Savakis, and Naomi Caselli (2017-2020). Optimization of Linguistic Signals: Evidence from Signed Languages. Grant proposal submitted to BCS Linguistics, NSF.
Dye, Matthew W and Peter C Hauser (2016-2019). Development of Temporal Visual Selective Attention in Deaf Children. Grant received/funded by BCS Development and Learning Sciences, NSF.
Dye, Matthew W (2015-2016). CNIC: U.S.-Swedish Workshop on Assessment of Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Grant received/funded by OISE, NSF.
Dye, Matthew (2015-2016). Supplement: CNIC: U.S.-Swedish Workshop on Assessment of Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Grant received/funded by OISE, NSF.
Journal Editor
Dye, Matthew, ed. Frontiers in Psychology. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Press, 2016. Web.