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Eye Tracking

Researchers use eyetrackers to monitor where a person looks, when and for how long.   The movement of the eyes is influenced by “bottom-up” information, such as the contrast or specific colors present within a picture.  Eye movements are also influenced by “top-down” information such as task instructions, attention, and memory.  Examining where people look can provide information about the integrity of cognitive processing.

Eye Tracking Equipment

2 Standalone Eyelink 2 Eye Trackers from SR Research

  • Sampling rate of 250 or 500Hz
  • Average accuracy of < 0.5 degrees

3 Remote Eyelink 1000 Imaging Eye Trackers

  • Combined with MEG, fMRI and EEG
  • Sampling rate of 500, 1000 or 2000
  • Average accuracy between 0.25 – 0.5 degrees


  • Colorimeter – for setting up screen brightness and contrast
  • Simultaneous Eye Tracking systems for fMRI, EEG and MEG
  • Eye Tracker support service – for training and ongoing technical support

Find out more about the SR Research Eye Tracking Systems we have at Baycrest.

The Eye Tracker was obtained as a result of funding supported by the participants of Sportsfest 2001.