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Margaret Livingstone

Margaret Stratford Livingstone is the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School in the field of visual perception.[1] Livingstone received her PhD from Harvard University in 1981 working with Edward Kravitz, after which she worked as a postdoctoral fellow under David H. Hubel at Harvard University.[2] She authored the book Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing.[3] She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.[4]

Margaret Livingstone
Born(1950-04-03)April 3, 1950
ResidenceUnited States
Alma materMIT
Harvard University
Scientific career
Visual perception
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Harvard Medical School
ThesisMonoamines in the lobster: Biochemistry, anatomy, and possible functional role (1981)
Doctoral advisorEdward Kravitz
Doctoral studentsStephen Macknik
Doris Tsao
Bevil Conway


  1. ^ "Margaret Livingstone". Harvard Catalyst Profiles. Harvard Catalyst. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Margaret Livingstone | Department of Neurobiology".
  3. ^ Bennett, Jeffrey L. "Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing". Journal of the American Medical Association. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  4. ^ "New Members of the American Academy: Class of 2015". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

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