Tobii Pro Spectrum

Psychology and neuroscience research

Eye tracking in psychology and neuroscience research

The deep connection between what we look at and what's going on in our minds makes it possible to derive behavioral insights from eye movements. And because eye tracking solutions systematically capture and measure tiny eye movements and gestures, they can generate accurate insights about visual attention, cognitive processes, and reactions — enabling researchers to expand scientific knowledge of behavior.

Why use eye tracking?

Pupil center corneal reflection (PCCR) is one of the most accurate and nonintrusive ways to capture and measure eye movements. Our eye trackers use this technique to deliver a data stream in real-time containing raw data, such as gaze point, eye openness and pupil diameter.

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Reliable data capture in the lab and in the field

We provide complete solutions for examining behavior in psychology and neuroscience studies — whether you're conducting them in a controlled setting, like a lab, or out in the field. Our solutions deliver robust, repeatable data, enable freedom of movement, and are easy to use.

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Fields of research

  • Cognitive psychology

  • Social psychology

  • Behavioral psychology

  • Developmental psychology

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Clinical psychology

  • Nonhuman primate

What you can measure with eye tracking

Our eye tracking solutions combine nonintrusive and discreet eye trackers, such as Tobii Pro Spectrum, with software such as Tobii Pro Lab, enabling you to run studies and generate quantitative evidence underlying visual behavior in a wide variety of domains, such as:

  • Attention

  • Memory

  • Perception

  • Language

  • Problem-solving

  • Decision-making

Research setups for psychology and neuroscience

Person looking at Tobii Pro Spectrum

Screen-based for the lab

For lab environments, our screen-based eye trackers, Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Fusion, produce visual stimuli on a screen and work together with Tobii Pro Lab to deliver insights on study participant reactions.

Boy learning in a classroom with Tobii Pro Fusion eye tracking

Screen-based for the field

In the field, you can connect the plug-and-play Tobii Pro Fusion eye tracker to a screen in, say, a school, hospital, or any other location where study participants are readily available. Works together with Tobii Pro Lab to deliver insights on behavior.

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Standalone for the lab

If your study requires participants to observe or interact with physical objects or a person, you can use Tobii Pro Spectrum in standalone mode. Works together with Tobii Pro Lab to deliver insights on behavior.

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Wearable for the real world

Designed for on-the-go data capture, our Tobii Pro Glasses 3 wearable eye tracker allows study participants to move around and interact intuitively with the objects and people around them — for the lab and the field.

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Understanding child psychology with eye tracking

In this webinar experienced researchers will share their insights using eye tracking in developmental, clinical, and educational-psychology research in infants and children. Furthermore, you will get the chance to learn from our own experts about different use cases and how the eye tracking software Tobii Pro Lab works.

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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.

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Eye tracking applied in the context of an intercultural design workshop 

To pave the way for self-reflection, encourage cultural awareness and promote an intercultural understanding, Professor Susanne P. Radtke led a group of design students from the German Ulm University of Applied Sciences to Indonesia to conduct an intercultural workshop.

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Eye tracking used to understand Tourette syndrome

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

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Research studies and eye tracking

Physiological synchrony is associated with attraction in a blind date setting

Prochazkova and colleagues (2022) investigated physical attraction during real-life dating while participants wore our Tobii Pro Glasses 2. They could show that attraction depends on physiological asynchrony.

Common and independent processing of visual motion perception and oculomotor response

Yoshimoto and Hayasaka (2022) investigated visual motion perception and eye movements in a visual motion priming paradigm using Tobii Pro Fusion.

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Nonhuman primate

Neuroscientists and psychologists use eye tracking in nonhuman primate research to explore evolutionary conserved behaviors and cognitive processes.

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Developmental psychology

Enabling researchers to study gaze behavior, one of the first developments, opening the door to a child's mind long before acquiring language.

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Reading and language

Eye tracking has become an established tool to objectively measure human language processing and eye movements in reading.

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Enabling success

Tobii offers tailored support to address research needs throughout your journey with Tobii’s eye tracking.

Tobii Funding support services help you to improve your grant proposals for research that includes eye tracking in its methodology.

Tobii Connect delivers product documentation, how-to guides, and answers to FAQs as well as access to software updates. Our customer care services help with any technical issues concerning Tobii products.

Tobii Academy our online learning platform, helping you ensure study success at every step of the way from study design to interpreting your eye tracking data.

Publications

Huber, Stefan E., Markus Martini, and Pierre Sachse. "Patterns of eye blinks are modulated by auditory input in humans." Cognition 221 (2022): 104982.

Hoffmann, Alexandra, Jan Philipp Nolte, and Pierre Sachse. "Variation in antisaccadic response latencies investigated with the hierarchical LATER process model." Brain and Cognition 158 (2022): 105850.

Maran, Thomas, Alexandra Hoffmann, and Pierre Sachse. "Early lifetime experience of urban living predicts social attention in real world crowds." Cognition 225 (2022): 105099.

Woods, Callum, Zhiyuan Luo, Dawn Watling, and Szonya Durant. "Twenty seconds of visual behaviour on social media gives insight into personality." Scientific Reports 12, no. 1 (2022): 1-11.

Gonçalves, André, Yuko Hattori, and Ikuma Adachi. "Staring death in the face: chimpanzees' attention towards conspecific skulls and the implications of a face module guiding their behaviour." Royal Society Open Science 9, no. 3 (2022): 210349.