Yaren Koca

Sessional Instructor

E-mail: yaren.koca@uregina.ca

Research interests

  • Face processing
  • Ensemble coding
  • Perceptual averaging
  • Statistical summary representations
  • Visual memory

I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms underlying processing faces. Specifically, I investigate how a newly encountered face is learned and how ensemble coding (i.e., perceptual averaging) plays a role in becoming familiar with an unfamiliar face.

Koca, Y., Oriet, C. (under review). From pictures to the people in them: Averaging within-person variability leads to face familiarization. Psychological Science