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.
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 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, BRAIN FUNCTION LAB
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
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.
Discover how Tobii eye trackers are used in cognitive psychology.
In this learn article, we will present how eye tracking technology has been used to study cognitive processes and the insights that these studies have generated.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.
Discover how Tobii eye trackers are used in neuroscience.
Scientists from the City College of New York, aimed to understand how a combination of visual changes affects brain activity while watching movies.Learn more
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.
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.
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.
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