Alina Liberman


The Whitney Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of California, Berkeley


3210 Tolman Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


Research Interest

I am a neuroscience graduate student working in David Whitney's lab at UC Berkeley. I study perception and the visual system using fMRI and psychophysics. I am interested in how we perceive the world as stable and continuous even though the brain is constantly receiving noisy and incomplete visual information, due to factors like eye movements and occlusion.

Brief Bio

As an undergraduate, I studied psychology and human biology at Stanford University. I was a research assistant and lab manager in Kalanit Grill-Spector's Vision & Perception Neuroscience lab , where I examined the development and organization of high-level visual cortex. I have been a UC Berkeley graduate student with David Whitney since 2011.


Liberman, A., Zhang, K., Whitney, D. (2016).
Serial dependence promotes object stability during occlusion.
Journal of Vision. (2016), 16(15):16, 1-10. serial, motion
Witthoft, N., Nguyen M., Golarai G., LaRocque K, Liberman A, Smith, ME, Grill-Spector K. (2013). Where is human V4? Predicting the location of hV4 and VO1 from cortical folding Cerebral Cortex. (2013), 24(9): 2401-2408
Golarai, G., Liberman, A., Yoon, J.M.D., and Grill-Spector, K. (2009). Differential development of the ventral visual cortex extends through adolescence Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (2010), 3(80)