Lab Director

MeredithMeredith Minear, PhD

Assistant Professor (CV)

I received my B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and my PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I spent 3 years as an NIA supported post-doctoral scholar at Washington University in St. Louis and then 5 years at The College of Idaho where I received my first NSF grant. In 2013, I moved to the University of Wyoming.

My research interests are focused around individual differences in spatial cognition and working memory. A major focus of my work is in the plasticity of cognitive processes i.e. how they are affected by our environment and experiences. One principle aim of my research is to develop training programs that can help students improve their perform in STEM courses. 

Graduate Students

Mikaela Cowen

I received my bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and my master’s at University of North Carolina Wilmington. My past research examined the efficacy of various forms of cognitive training (including neurofeedback training and mindfulness training) by using behavioral as well as EEG measures. My current research interests are within cognitive psychology, specifically spatial cognition and its relation to success in STEM fields. I’m particularly interested in how individual differences play a role in spatial cognition, with an emphasis on gender differences. Other research interests include: EEG/ERP methodology, mindfulness training, & attention.

Undergraduate Students

We have a number of talented undergraduates working in our lab each semester pursuing their interests in neuroscience and psychology.

Lab Alumni