In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

Anne TreismanAnne Treisman, who served as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey, died on February 9 in New York City. She was 82 years old.

A native of Yorkshire in England, Professor Treisman earned a bachelor’s degree in modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge. She turned down a research fellowship that would set her on the road to a doctorate in French literature and instead earned a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Oxford.

After teaching at Oxford for a decade, in 1977 Dr. Treisman came to the United States to take a position at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. A year later she joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia. After eight years, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1993, Professor Treisman joined the faculty at Princeton University and remained there until her retirement in 2010.

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