Anne Marie Treisman (1935–2018)

  title={Anne Marie Treisman (1935–2018)},
  author={Karla K. Evans},
  journal={Attention, Perception, \& Psychophysics},
  • K. Evans
  • Published 22 June 2018
  • Psychology
  • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
On February 9, 2018, the worlds of psychology and cognitive science lost one of their most notable and influential figures, Anne Marie Treisman. Treisman died at her home in New York City surrounded by her family at the age of 82. A brilliant, insightful psychologist, Anne embodied the rare combination of rigorous experimentalist and daring theoretician. Her passion for discovery and insatiable curiosity is evident in all her scientific work. Anne’s insights, original ideas, and fundamental… 



From Perception to Consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman

A research agenda for 40 years and counting: Strategies and models of selective attention (1969), as well as some Reflections on the Processing of Perceptual Features, Emergent Features, Gestalts, and Feature Integration Theory.

Illusory conjunctions in the perception of objects

The Interaction of Spatial and Object Pathways: Evidence from Balint's Syndrome

The data converge to support the conclusions that explicit spatial knowledge is necessary for the perception of accurately bound features, for accurate attentional selection, and for accurate and rapid search for a conjunction of features in a multiitem display.

Monitoring and storage of irrelevant messages in selective attention

Preattentive Processes Guide Visual Search: Evidence from Patients with Unilateral Visual Neglect

It is suggested that flanking stimuli on the neglected contralesional side of visual space can influence the reference frame by grouping with task-relevant stimuli, and that this preattentive influence can be preserved in patients with unilateral visual neglect.

Perception of objects in natural scenes: is it really attention free?

  • K. EvansA. Treisman
  • Psychology, Biology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
  • 2005
The results suggest rapid feature analysis mediating detection, followed by attention-demanding binding for identification and localization in a rapid serial visual presentation sequence.

How the deployment of attention determines what we see

Some research both on focused attention and its use in binding features, and on distributed attention and the kinds of information the authors gain and lose with the attention window opened wide are described.

Binocular Rivalry and Stereoscopic Depth Perception

An investigation was made of stimulus factors causing retinal rivalry or allowing stereoscopic depth perception, given a requisite positional disparity. It is shown that similar colour information

Features and Objects: The Fourteenth Bartlett Memorial Lecture

  • A. Treisman
  • Psychology
    The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology
  • 1988
(1988). Features and objects: The fourteenth bartlett memorial lecture. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 201-237.