Woman looking in the distance
Use cases

Psychology and neuroscience

Eye movements are powerful indicators of the intricacies of the human mind. Eye tracking offers insights into cognitive functions and emotional states while providing cues to the neural mechanisms underlying these processes.

Trusted by

  • Our study participants are people with Autism Spectrum disorders or Schizophrenia where having an eye tracking system that is unobtrusive and allows for head movement is imperative. The dual eye tracking cameras, sampling rate and discreet design with Tobii Pro Fusion will open up the possibilities for more extensive research on our demographic.

    Dr. J. Adam Noah


    Yale University School of Medicine logo
  • Tobii Pro Spectrum is the best device in the market for our research. We want the equipment to have high resolution but also to be relatively simple to use. Tobii Pro Spectrum is very flexible to multiple settings and can be used for different purposes.

    Marco A. Palma

    Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Director of the Human Behavior Laboratory, Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas A&M University

    Texas A&M Agrilife logo

Cognitive psychology

Cognitive psychology

Eye movements are closely linked to cognitive processes such as memory, decision-making, and associative learning. Cognitive scientists combine eye tracking with behavioral paradigms to isolate the cognitive functions of interest, allowing data collection with high ecological validity and temporal precision of a response.

Eye tracking school Tobii Pro Fusion

Use cases

Discover how Tobii eye trackers are used in cognitive psychology. 

Tobii Scientific publications
Scientific publication

Are you in the zone?

The research group from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, led by Dr. van den Linden and Dr. Bakker, endeavored to uncover the neurocognitive underpinnings of the flow state.

Learn more

Social psychology

Social psychology

Eye tracking is a valuable tool in social psychology studies, providing insights into how people visually process and respond to social stimuli. Recording eye movements in various social scenarios helps researchers uncover the mechanisms related to prosociality, empathy, or social decision-making.

Man looking at Tobii Pro Spectrum

Use cases

Discover how Tobii eye trackers are used in social psychology.  

Social anxiety
Customer stories

Eye tracking sheds light on social anxiety

Studies show that people with social anxiety pay more attention to negative facial expressions. An eye tracking study confirmed this theory and revealed that training people to focus on positive stimuli can lead to a reduction in this bias.

Learn more



The parts of the brain that control our eye movements are highly interconnected with the networks responsible for our actions and thought processes. Eye tracking is used in neuroscience research to gain insights into the underlying neural mechanisms of human behavior and cognition.

A woman looking at Tobii Pro Spectrum

Use cases

Discover how Tobii eye trackers are used in neuroscience. 

Relevant publications — Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Fusion

Inhibitory control of saccadic eye movements and cognitive impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

In this study, Opwonya and colleagues (2022) examined executive control deficits and saccade behavioral changes in patients with MCI. For this, four saccadic eye-movement paradigms were used, including the prosaccade/antisaccade and the go/no-go paradigms. Eye movements were recorded using Tobii Pro Spectrum at 300Hz.

The study of security priming on avoidant attentional biases: Combining microsaccadic eye-movement measurement with a dot-probe task

Mellor and Psouni (2021) measured differences in attentional vigilance toward emotional faces as a function of priming (neutral vs. secure) and attachment avoidance. Tobii Pro Spectrum was used to measure saccadic and microsaccadic eye movements. Reaction time and microsaccadic data strongly correlated, suggesting that they capture attention similarly.

Changes in pupil dilation and P300 amplitude indicate the possible involvement of the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine (LC-NE) system in psychological flow

Lu and colleagues (2023) studied the relationship between the psychological flow state and the activity of Locus Coeruleus. For this, the researchers simultaneously recorded pupil diameter using Tobii Pro Fusion and EEG during a gamified version of the n-back test. The study results indicate Locus Coeruleus’s involvement in the flow state experience.

Chat with an expert

Got questions about how eye tracking can enhance help enhance your research? Fill out our contact form, and someone will get back to you shortly.