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Psychology professor emerita ANNE TREISMAN died Feb. 9 in New York City. She was 82. A psychologist who made major contributions to the understanding of attention and perception, Treisman joined the faculty in 1993 and became emerita in 2010. Her work — which helped explain how humans focus on relevant auditory information in noisy environments and how they extract meaning from complex visual scenes — influenced generations of scientists studying cognitive psychology. In 2013, Treisman received the National Medal of Science. Two years later, a $10 million gift to Princeton created the Daniel Kahneman and Anne Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy.