Academic Faculty


Kapolowicz, Michelle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Office: PCD 4005
Phone: 813-974-6936

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Dr. Kapolowicz uses behavioral, electrophysiological, and pharmacological approaches to investigate mechanisms that contribute to speech perception in difficult listening situations for people with normal hearing, tinnitus, or cochlear implants. She is particularly interested in the significance of talker-specific speech cues in facilitating this process.

Ph.D. Cognition and Neuroscience The University of Texas at Dallas 2017
M.S. Applied Cognition and Neuroscience  The University of Texas at Dallas  2010
B.A. Philosophy The University of Texas at Arlington



SPA 5303 | Auditory Anatomy and Physiology

SPA 7346 | Cochlear Implants

SPA 3101 | Auditory Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

Recent Scholarly Activity

MR Kapolowicz, DR Guest, V Montazeri, MM Baese-Berk, & PF Assmann (2022). Perception of spectrally-shifted foreign-accented speech. Language and Speech, 65, 418-443. https://doi.org/10.1177/00238309211029679  

V Montazeri, MR Kapolowicz, & PF Assmann (2021). Unsupervised repetition enables rapid perceptual learning. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, 3964-3975. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0007062

S-P Sun, MR Kapolowicz, M Richardson, R Metherate, F-G Zeng (2021). Task-dependent effects of nicotine treatment on auditory performance in young-adult and elderly human nonsmokers. Scientific Reports, 11, 13187. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92588-z

MR Kapolowicz, V Montazeri, MM Baese-Berk, F-G Zeng, and PF Assmann (2020). Rapid adaptation to non-native speech is impaired in cochlear implant users. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America: Express Letters, 148, EL267. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001941

MR Kapolowicz & LT Thompson (2020). Plasticity in limbic regions at early time points in experimental models of tinnitus. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2019.00088