Allison Yamanashi Leib


The Whitney Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of California, Berkeley


2121 Berkeley Way, Room 3302
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


Research Interest

I am interested in exploring how individuals process crowds of faces (ensemble coding). Specifically, I am focused on exploring how crowds are processed in more naturalistic settings, such as when viewpoint changes or when faces are dynamically moving.

Interested in a summer internship?

I also run the new summer program for high schoolers at the Whitney lab. Please click here to learn more about our high school program. Applications are open for the summer of 2018.


Whitney, D. & Yamanashi-Leib, A. In Press.
Ensemble perception.
Annual review of Psychology. ensemble
Xia, Y., Yamanashi Leib, A., & Whitney, D. (2016).
Serial dependence in the perception of attractiveness.
Journal of Vision. (2016), 16(15):28, 1-8. serial, face
Yamanashi Leib, A., Kosovicheva, A., & Whitney, D. (2016).
Fast ensemble representations for abstract visual impressions.
Nature Communications. (2016), 7:13186. ensemble
Bai, Y., Yamanashi Leib, A., Puri, A., Whitney, D., & Peng, K. (2015).
Gender differences in crowd perception.
Frontiers in Psychology. (2015), 6(1300): 1-12. ensemble, face
Wolfe, B., Kosovicheva, A., Yamanashi Leib, A., Wood, K., & Whitney, D. (2015).
Foveal input is not required for perception of crowd facial expression.
Journal of Vision. (2015), 15(4):11, 1-13. ensemble, face, localization
Yamanashi Leib, A., Puri, M., Fischer, J., Bentin, S., Whitney, D., Robertson, L. (2012). Crowd Perception in Prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia. (2012) 50(7):1698-707, Epub 2012 Apr 11. ensemble
Yamanashi Leib, A., Landau, A. N., Baek, Y, Chong, S. C., & Robertson, L. (2012). Extracting the mean size across the visual field in patients with mild, chronic unilateral neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (2012) (6):267. ensemble
Yamanashi Leib, A., Fischer, J.T., Liu, Y., Qiu, S., Roberston, L., , Whitney, D. (2014). Ensemble crowd perception: A viewpoint-invariant mechanism to represent average crowd identity Journal of Vision. (2014), 14(8):26, 1-13. ensemble