Infant and Child Research

Infant and child researchers use eye tracking to study perceptual, cognitive, and social emotional development from birth through early adulthood.


Why use eye tracking in infant and child research?
Eye tracking plays an important role in gathering data about how children interact with the people and the world around them. This technology is the most unobtrusive and reliable way to collect eye movement data from infants and children who typically can't sit still for long periods of time and have short attention spans. Using an eye tracker, developmental researchers can gain a deeper understanding of when specific capabilities emerge and how they change over time.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism Spectrum DisorderEye tracking is used to study the differences in social interaction and visual precursors to attention in social contexts between typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder. Researchers hope to discover the earliest indicators of autism in order

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  • Developmental Psychology

    Eye tracking in research on developmental psychologyLong before infants or young children can talk, eye tracking can provide detailed information about what they perceive and find compelling about the world. Eye tracking in a broad range of studies in developmental psychology Applicability of eye

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