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Nelson Cowan
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Nelson Cowan (Ph.D. 1980, University of Wisconsin) is Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri and incoming Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. His research focuses on immediate and short-term working memory, its relation to selective attention, and its childhood development. He enjoys family outings, playing sports, fiction and nonfiction reading, and diverse music.




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Nelson Cowan
Curators Distinguished Professor

University of Missouri-Columbia
Department of Psychological Sciences
210 McAlester Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-2500

Phone: 573-882-4232 
Fax: 573-882-7710

  2424 American Lane • Madison, WI 53704-3102 USA
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