Tobii Pro Spectrum eye tracker synced with EEG

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 Spectrum

The Tobii Pro Spectrum offers up to a 600 Hz sampling rate with high spatial and temporal precision and accuracy. It tolerates large head movements, which opens up possibilities for unobtrusive research of oculomotor functions with active subjects, such as children or atypical populations (e.g. those with autism spectrum disorder). The Pro Spectrum allows you to study eye movements and behaviors such as saccades, micro-saccades, tremor, fixations, scan paths, and pupil dilation.

The Pro Spectrum provides exceptional flexibility, accommodating a wide array of research scenarios and study designs. This system can be used with the provided screen or with the eye tracker alone, enabling research with both on-screen and real-world stimuli, such as physical objects or people.

Learn more about the Tobii Pro Spectrum.

Biometric synchronization

The TTL port and precise timing of Pro Spectrum enable seamless synchronization capabilities with external biometric data sources, providing a holistic view of behavior.

The combination of eye tracking and EEG enables the simultaneous examination of brain activity and eye movements. This 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. 

A yound man wearing EEG cap looks at a screen of Tobii Pro Spectrum eye tracker

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.

Learn more about Tobii Pro X2 and X3.

A person looking at the screen with Tobii Pro X2-30 eye tracker mounted on it.

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. 

Learn more about Tobii Pro Glasses 2.


The Pro Spectrum works with Tobii Pro Lab, a versatile biometric software platform designed to meet the highest demands in different research scenarios with exact timing accuracy. This software supports the entire process - from test design and recording, to the interpretation and presentation of results while offering the ability to sync with other biometric data sources.

Stimuli can be shown on screen for as short as 50 milliseconds, making it suitable for research requiring very high precision in timing. When stimuli are presented, TTL signals are sent to sync the stimuli presentation and data recording with external research systems. This capability will allow researchers to ask more complex questions, for example, when adding eye tracking to their EEG research.

In early 2017, there will be a new Tobii Pro SDK available for researchers who wish to develop niche applications or scripts for use with the Pro Spectrum.

Learn more about the Tobii Pro Lab.

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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Eye tracking in reading behavior research

In this video, Dr. Simone C. Ehmig, from the German Reading Foundation (Stiftung Lesen) in Mainz, explains how wearable eye tracking technology enables her to better understand reading behavior of people exposed to enormous amount of information on different media channels. Tobii Pro Glasses 2 was used to study how young adults use written language in their everyday lives, including their reading, writing, media usage, and active participation in online media.

Other customer cases

Driven by Caravaggio: eye tracking study reveals the artist’s intentions

Researchers at Scienza Nuova in Italy used eye tracking to test the hypothesis that Caravaggio understood how we perceive images and that he, while creating his art, took into account how the environment would affect the viewer’s visual experience.  Read more

Eye tracking used to compare tactile and visual reading strategies

Researchers from the Netherlands used Tobii Pro Glasses 2 and an infrared motion-capturing system in order to understand the reading strategies of both sighted and braille-dependent students when reading algebraic expressions.  Read more

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

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

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

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

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