Nelson Cowan

MPA Presidential Invited Addresses

University of Missouri

Nelson Cowan is a leading scholar in memory and attention and the roles they play in human cognition. He describes his research as being “driven by basic philosophical questions about the human mind, concerned with the most basic elements of conscious experience.” His work has been cited tens of thousands of times in top outlets (e.g., JEP-G, Psychological Bulletin, JESP, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology), and he’s published multiple books and book chapters.