Our research focuses
on memory and attention and their roles in human cognition.
participants include elementary school-age children, their parents, as well as young adults
We are located in the McAlester Annex
(Southeast corner of 6th and Elm Streets).
Directions and parking information
Department of Psychological Sciences
210 McAlester Hall
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri 65211-2500 USA
Laboratory Phone: 573-882-7417
photo of Nelson Cowan and previous lab members
Professor of Psychology - Principal Investigator
Lead Research Associate
CSM Operations Coordinator
Visiting PhD Student, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Department of Psychophysiology - Institute of Psychology
Winner of the 2013 Department of Psychological Sciences Outstanding Master's Thesis Award.
Dawei Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
Timothy J. Ricker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Psychology, College of Staten Island
The City University of New York
Angela Aubuchon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
Joshua Sandry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Montclair State University, New Jersey
Amanda L. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri
Graduate Student Excellence Awards from the Department of Psychological Sciences and from Life Sciences. In 2011, winner of award for best dissertation on campus.
Zhijian (David) Chen, Ph.D.
Lab Manager, Noa Ofen Laboratory for Cognitive and Brain Development
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Doctoral Student, University of Illinois
Department of Psychology,
Candice C. Morey, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh
Sponsored predoctoral NRSA; In 2008, one of 2 winners of the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award at the University of Missouri.
Anna Hismjatullina, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Applied Behavior Analysis Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis
Emily M. Elliott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Noelle Wood, Ph.D.
Project Manager, Rhode Island Department of Mental Health
Linda S. Day, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Research Associate Professor Emeritus
Communication Science & Disorders, University of Missouri
Timothy Keller, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate with expertise in fMRI
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Carnegie Mellon University
2013 - 2015
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Recently selected as a Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science (APS). “The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.”
Tina Miyake, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Experimental Psychology
Idaho State University
Michael Bunting, Ph.D.
Area Director, Cognitive Psychology, Center for the Advanced Study of Language
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Winner of APA’s 2006 Young Investigator Award for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
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revised: September 2015
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