Before receiving her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Michigan, Barbara Tversky moved to Israel and began teaching at the Hebrew University. She later spent many years at Stanford University, where she is Professor Emerita, and is now also at Columbia Teachers College. Her research in memory, categorization, spatial language and cognition, event perception and cognition, and visualizations has led to collaborations that are both interdisciplinary -- computer scientists, architects, designers, philosophers, linguists, geographers, chemists, biologists, neuroscientists -- and international -- Japan, Korea, Israel, France, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Germany.
Tversky has served on the editorial boards of many journals, the organizing committees of many international interdisciplinary conferences, and on several national and international committees. She has won prizes for teaching and for software, was elected to the Society for Experimental Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Cognitive Science Society.
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