Panel discussion: 
Insights into autism
research with eye tracking

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About the panel discussion

Curious to discover how eye tracking can bring your research forward? Join our upcoming panel discussion, where three researchers will share the unique insights eye tracking can provide in the field of autism. We’ll talk about use cases, concrete findings, and best practices to help you accelerate your eye tracking research.

  • Get inspired by researchers in the field of autism
  • Learn how eye tracking is used in autism research
  • Receive answers to your questions in the live Q&A

Panel discussion: Insight into autism research with eye tracking

When: June 7 | 10am EDT | 4pm CEST 


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WelcomeHost Sheila Achermann, Tobii Pro, invites everyone to partake in this session.

Introduction to autism research, the panel discussion, and presentation of our invited panelist researchers.

Discussion among the host and panelists. Learn about their research, focus areas, challenges, and how they've used eye tracking to reach unique insights. 

Q&A with all attendees. We invite the audience to ask their questions directly to the panelists.

The panelists


Monica Siqueiros is a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford School of Medicine. A psychologist by training, she holds an M.Sc. in developmental psychopathology, and a medical Ph.D. from Karolinska Institute. Her research focuses on understanding the interplay between genes, brain, and behavior in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Her current research integrates the study of rare genetic syndromes with neuroimaging to better understand the neural underpinnings of ASD and ADHD psychopathology in childhood.


Maja Rudling is a Ph.D. student in developmental psychology at Uppsala University. As a licensed speech- and language pathologist with a background in cognitive science she’s particularly interested in the interplay between language and cognition. Specifically in how language and communication develops in children, and how it interacts with the development of perception and attention. Her Ph.D. project focuses on early development of autism, and she has used eye tracking to study both stimulus-evoked pupil dilation and gaze patterns in infants.


Anna Maria Portugal is a developmental neuroscientist who moved to Stockholm early in 2020 to join the Development and Neurodiversity Lab at the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University. She is interested in how individual (for instance genetic susceptibilities) and environmental factors (such as training and society) shape social and cognitive development early in life and beyond. Since she started her Ph.D. in London in 2015 that she has been using eye-tracking to study infants and children, including autism related behavior. 


Sheila Achermann heads up the education services team at Tobii Pro, a team consisting of subject-matter experts on eye tracking data collection, methodology and analysis. The team supports researchers on everything related to eye tracking, from funding support to training and consultation. Sheila holds a Ph.D. in psychology where she investigated neurodevelopmental conditions in a joint project between Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute. Her research addresses questions in developmental neuroscience using automated technology, including eye tracking and motion capture systems.