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Psychology and Neuroscience

Eye tracking is used in various psychology and neuroscience fields to understand how and why eye movements are made and how we gather information visually.

Why use eye tracking in psychology and neuroscience?

Eye tracking is used in these fields of research to understand the connection between what we see and how we react based on the information we process.

Products and services

Tobii Pro offers eye tracking systems for psychology and neuroscience studies in a controlled research setting, such as a lab, as well as examining human behavior in real-world environments, like in an office or home. Analyzing data is made easier with our various software solutions and their ability to work with other companies' solutions.

Tobii Pro TX300

The Tobii Pro TX300 offers a 300 Hz sampling rate with high spatial and temporal precision and accuracy. Combined with robust tracking and compensation for large head movements, the system opens up possibilities for unobtrusive research of oculomotor functions with active subjects, such as children, or atypical populations, such as those with autism spectrum disorder. The Pro TX300 allows you to study eye movements and behaviors such as saccades, fixations, scan paths, pupil dilation, and blinks.

The 16:9 high-resolution LCD monitor enables researchers to present both photographic and computer-generated stimuli, such as Gabor patches, over wide viewing angles. This supports visual paradigms that use eccentric stimuli for studies of the peripheral field, as well as longer pursuit trajectories.


Biometric integration

Real-time synchronization of eye tracking and EEG enables the simultaneous examination of brain activity and eye movements. This integration provides researchers with information about regions of brain activation associated with cognitive or affective activities, such as visual search or the viewing of emotionally-charged imagery. Attention, task-evoked pupillometry, and eye blinks are some of the measures that can be linked to EEG response.

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Tobii Pro X2 and X3

Screen-based eye trackers ideal for a broad spectrum of human behavior studies conducted in labs, as well as real-world settings. These systems show precisely where subjects' are looking with visual fixations and viewing patterns indicative of attention, perception, and processing.

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Tobii Pro Glasses 2

A wearable eye tracker for research involving tasks that take place in real-world environments. The system is lightweight and unobtrusive in order to capture natural user behavior. It is used for studies of driving, playing sports or doing any natural task. 

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A wide range of research software applications are compatible with the Tobii Pro TX300, including Tobii Pro Studio, E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro, and the Tobii Pro Analytics Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK is perfect for researchers who want to develop their own applications. It's free to download and supports MATLAB, Python 2.7, C++ and .NET. More applications that build on the Pro Analytics SDK, can be found at the Application Market for Tobii Pro eye trackers

Tobii Pro services

A variety of training services are available globally to get you started in your eye tracking research quickly. Our support team is distributed around the world to assist you in different languages and time zones.

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Audi Attitudes

Audi's Attitudes, a corporate social responsibility program, wanted to learn more about the phenomenon of driving without awareness. Wearable eye trackers from Tobii Pro enabled their researchers to gain insight into driving behavior and occurrences that are often forgotten by drivers. The data revealed significant changes in gaze patterns during phases of subconscious driving and helped identify situations and external factors causing the issue. Read more

Rett Syndrome Center at Montefiore

At the Rett Syndrome Center at Montefiore, NY, eye tracking technology was used in order to compare patterns of visual processing in Rett Syndrome patients and non-Rett control subjects. Read more

University of Chicago

Researchers from University of Chicago used eye tracking to evaluate social attention in two different cultural populations, urban North American participants, and rural Yucatec Mayan participants. To the researchers' knowledge, it is the first attempt to use eye tracking methods to quantify cultural variation in social attention. Read more

Tourette syndrome

Researchers from the Cardiff School of Geography and Planning in the United Kingdom used Tobii Pro Glasses 2 to understand the occurrence of compulsive behavior among people with Tourette syndrome. Read more

  • Müller, N., Baumeister, S., Dziobek, I., Banaschewski, T., & Poustka, L. (2016). Validation of the Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition in Adolescents with ASD: Fixation Duration and Pupil Dilation as Predictors of Performance. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2828-z
  • Hills, P. J., Eaton, E., & Pake, J. M. (2016). Correlations between psychometric schizotypy, scan path length, fixations on the eyes and face recognition. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(4), 611–625. http://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2015.1034143
  • Bavin, E. L., Kidd, E., Prendergast, L. A., & Baker, E. K. (2016). Young Children with ASD Use Lexical and Referential Information During On-line Sentence Processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00171
  • Bavin, E. L., Prendergast, L. A., Kidd, E., Baker, E., & Dissanayake, C. (2016). Online processing of sentences containing noun modification in young children with high-functioning autism: Children’s online processing of noun modification. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 51(2), 137–147. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12191
  • Aldaqre, I., Paulus, M., & Sodian, B. (2015). Referential gaze and word learning in adults with autism. Autism, 19(8), 944–955. http://doi.org/10.1177/1362361314556784

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