APS William James Fellow and past APS Secretary Anne Treisman, professor of psychology at Princeton University, receives the National Medal of Science award from President Barack Obama at The White House on February 1. She was one of 12 researchers to be honored. The National Medal of Science, along with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, is the highest honor that the US government grants to scientists, engineers, and inventors. Triesman is an expert on visual attention and is known for her research examining how humans turn sensory information into meaningful thoughts, memories, and actions.
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