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Anne Marie Treisman (27 February 1935 – 9 February 2018) was an English-born American psychologist. She was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. She worked at Princeton University's Department of Psychology. She researched visual attention, object perception, and memory.

Treisman was known for creating the feature integration theory of attention, first published with G. Gelade in 1980. She taught at the University of Oxford, University of British Columbia, University of California, Berkeley and Princeton.

In 2013, Treisman received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama.[1]

Treisman died on 9 February 2018 in New York City at the age of 82.[2][3][4]


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