Anne M. Treisman, whose insights into how we perceive the world around us provided some of the core theories for the field of cognitive psychology, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 82.
Her daughter Deborah Treisman said the cause was a stroke after a long illness.
“Applied psychological scientists have relied on her work to help improve operations ranging from traffic signal design to airport baggage inspection,” the Association for Psychological Science wrote in an online memorial.
The phenomena she examined are experienced by people every day, though they don’t realize it.
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