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From Perception to Consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman

Jeremy Wolfe and Lynn Robertson


Anne Treisman has been one of the most influential cognitive psychologists in the last fifty years. She is best known for her work on attention, and she has been especially concerned with the interactions among visual perception, attention, and memory as they relate to conscious and unconscious experience. Her feature integration theory has been one of the organizing ideas in the field for three decades. While still a graduate student at Oxford, she helped launch the modern study of attention. In this book, several of her most influential papers are reprinted (including some of the harder-to-f ... More

Keywords: auditory attention, Anne Treisman, visual attention, visual perception, memory, feature integration theory, parallel processing, serial processing, automaticity, guided search

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Wolfe, editor
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology, and Director of Visual Attention Lab, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Lynn Robertson, editor
University of California, Berkeley, Berkley, CA, Senior Research Scientist, Veterans Administration and Professor

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Strategies and Models of Selective Attention1

Anne M. Treisman Institute of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Contextual Cues in Selective Listening

Anne M. Treisman From the Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Divided Attention to Ear and Eye1

Anne M. Treisman, Alison Davies Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, Oxford, England

The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Anne M. Treisman and Gina Geffen From the M.R.C. Psycholinguistics Research Unit, Oxford

Binocular Rivalry and Stereoscopic Depth Perception

Anne Treisman From the Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

A Feature-Integration Theory of Attention 

Anne M. Treisman University of British Columbia AND Garry Gelade Oxford University

5. Establishing the Field

Jeremy M. Wolfe

Feature Analysis in Early Vision   

Anne Treisman and Stephen GormicanUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

6. Fit

Kyle R. Cave

Features and Objects

Anne Treisman University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A

Emergent Features, Attention, and Object Perception 

Anne Treisman and Randolph PatersonUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

8. Emergent Features, Gestalts, and Feature Integration Theory

James R. Pomerantz and Mary C. Portillo

Illusory Conjunctions in the Perception of Objects 

Anne Treisman And Hilary SchmidtUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver

Automaticity and Preattentive Processing 

Anne Treisman, Alfred Vieira, and Amy HayesUniversity of California, Berkeley

Object Tokens, Attention, and Visual Memory

Anne Treisman and Brett DeSchepper

How the Deployment of Attention Determines What We See 

Anne Treisman Princeton University, NJ, USA

The interaction of Spatial and Object Pathways: Evidence from Balint’s Syndrome

Lynn Robertson Veterans Administration and University of California, Davis Anne Treisman Princeton University Stacia Friedman-Hill University of California, Davis Marcia Grabowecky Northwestern University

Representation of statistical properties

Sang Chul Chong*, Anne TreismanDepartment of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Received 13 May 2002; received in revised form 13 November 2002

16. Ensemble Perception

Jason Haberman and David Whitney

Binding in Short-Term Visual Memory 

Mary E. Wheeler and Anne M. Treisman Princeton University

17. Features and Conjunctions in Visual Working Memory

Weiwei Zhang, Jeffrey S. Johnson, Geoffrey F. Woodman, and Steven J. Luck

Implicit and Explicit Memory for Visual Patterns 

Gail Musen and Anne TreismanUniversity of California, Berkeley

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