Margaret Livingstone

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Margaret Livingstone
Born(1950-04-03)April 3, 1950
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

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] and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2020.[5]


  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.
  5. ^ "National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 December 2020.

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