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    Anne Triesman's research has not only impacted the psychology world, but it's had its impact on the outside world as well. Her Feature Integration Theory is being used to try to understand psychological and medical conditions like Balint's Syndrome (Treisman, n.d). Balint's Syndrome is a condition where people can only recognize one item at a time. Because of the theory proposed by Triesman, scientists understand that it is not one part of the brain that can not assess these objects, but different parts, and the problem may lie in their ability to combine these features together (Treisman, n.d). Anne's theory has also made an impact in safety measures in places like airports. Many airport safety attendants have been trained to help spot suspicious items and sightings in a crowded airport because of her feature integration theory (Treisman, n.d). Her theory makes it possible to understand why we see the whole and not not the individual parts.
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  1. page Anne Treisman edited ... One of the most important contributions Anne has given to the field of psychology is her work …
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    One of the most important contributions Anne has given to the field of psychology is her work on the Feature Integration Theory (FIT), a theory that to the present time is still dominant in the area of visual attention. In 1980, she proposed the notion that attention acts in the same manner as a spotlight does for the brain; it scans the environment and obtains features like distance, shape, color, and then links them together to form a comprehensive whole (Treisman & Gelade, 1980). During the first stage, the pre-attentive stage, the object is broken down by features such as color, motion, size, and so forth regardless of how we often imagine an object, as a whole, and not its individual parts (Treisman & Gelade, 1980). Each of these categories is processed by different parts of the brain (Goldstein, 2010). The second stage proposed by Triesman and Gelade is called the focused attention stage where the individual aspects of the object are then put together in our minds and we are able to assess it and assign learned knowledge and/or experience to the object (1980). For example, let's say you see an orange ball with black line with the word Spalding written across it being thrown between two men. Your mind then puts those attributes together, and you come to the conclusion that these two men are playing with a basketball. You then remember a basketball game you saw with a friend or that time someone threw you a basketball and you didn't catch it in time so it hit you in your face. In an experiment by Triesman and Gelade, participants were shown two black numbers and four different colored shapes for less than a second (1980). They were then shown another image not having to relate to the prior image and then asked to describe the shapes (Treisman & Gelade, 1980). Most of the participants combined attributes of different shapes and colors (Treisman & Gelade, 1980). This illusionary conjunction occurs often in visual searches (Goldstein, 2010). The second part of her experiment was showing people shapes and then describing objects that were similar to the appearance of these shapes. For example, the orange triangle resembled a carrot, the blue oval a lake, and so forth. The participants were more likely to recall the actual shapes and colors of the images shown then they were in the previous experiment where they often confused attributes (Treisman & Gelade, 1980). Triesman proposes that this is because prior knowledge helped make these objects more identifiable to the mind because of familiarity (1980). There are some that do not agree with this theory, for instance researchers such as Tsal, who do not believe there is as much empirical backing of the FIT to make it an actual theory (Tsal, 1989).
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    Anne Triesman's research has not only impacted the psychology world, but it's had its impact on the outside world as well. Her feature integration theory is being used to try to understand psychological and medical conditions like Balint's Syndrome (Treisman, n.d). Balint's Syndrome is a condition where people can only recognize one item at a time. Because of the theory proposed by Triesman, scientist understand that it is not one part of the brain that can not assess these objects, but different parts, and the problem may lie in their ability to combine these features together (Treisman, n.d). Anne's theory has also made an impact in safety measures in places like airports. Many airport safety attendants have been trained to help spot suspicious items and sightings in a crowded airport because of her feature integration theory (Treisman, n.d). Her theory makes it possible to understand why we see the whole and not not the individual parts.
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    Anne Triesman's research has not only impacted the psychology world, but it's had its impact on the outside world as well. Her feature integration theory is being used to try to understand psychological and medical conditions like Balint's Syndrome (Treisman, n.d). Balint's Syndrome is a condition where people can only recognize one item at a time. Because of the theory proposed by Triesman, scientist understand that it is not one part of the brain that can not assess these objects, but different parts, and the problem may lie in their ability to combine these features together (Treisman, n.d). Anne's theory has also made an impact in safety measures in places like airports. Many airport safety attendants have been trained to help spot suspicious items and sightings in a crowded airport because of her feature integration theory (Treisman, n.d). Her theory makes it possible to understand why we see the whole and not not the individual parts.
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    Cognitive psychology is a branched field that encompasses learning, memory, perception, attention.... and though among others (though among others what?). The most prominent key figures related to this field were Wilhelm Wundt, Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kohler, Anne Treisman, Hermann Von Helmholtz, and Irving Biederman whose findings, works, and effort are of extreme importance to understanding the fields of perception and attention. Some of their discoveries and work lead to the cognitive revolution and the others contributed many breakthroughs that stretched the very range of understanding in cognitive psychology that we are now at today. Some of them would never know the later importance of their findings and some findings were left behind. For instance, Wundt dies in 1920 leaving the basis of what makes the field of cognitive psychology today such as the experimental method.
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    Please use the navigation on the left to maneuver throughout the topics listed. In an effort to keep things as least confusing as possible, we've listed a brief history of Perception and Attention first followed by key finding and major objections according to the scientist who is credited for them. We hope you enjoy our wiki and are able to come across new information that assists in your understanding of the concepts of perception and attention!
    Contributors to the Perception and Attention Wiki
    Andrea Russo---Introduction/Conclusion,Russo---Introduction/Conclusion/Content Pages, Wundt
    Tessie Martinez--- Attention, Grammatical Editing
    Stephanie Lyons--- Perception, Anne Treisman
    Dillon Batenich---HermannBatenich---Introduction/Conclusion, Hermann von HelmholtzHelmholtz,
    Genevieve Singh--- Irving Biederman
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    This wiki is intended to provide the reader with a background of the concepts and theories of perception and attention as well as influential contributors to these theories, key findings, and major objections.
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