Nelson Cowan
Curators' Distinguished Professor
18 McAlester Hall
Tenured/Tenure Track
Lab Information
McAlester Hall Annex
About the Lab

We conduct research on auditory and visual working memory and attention, in children and adults.

Research Interests

- Working memory, the small amount of information held in mind
- How much can be held in working memory
- How the amount in working memory can be measured
- Childhood development of working memory
- The role of selective attention in working memory
- Life span development of working memory
- Consciousness and its relation to working memory


B.S. University of Michigan, 1973
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1980
Postdoctoral Fellowship at NYU, 1981-82
Currently Curators' Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

Selected Publications