Eye-Tracking: An introductory workshop

Dr. Matthias Hartmann, University of Bern

Eye movements are often considered as “window to the mind”: They reveal where a person is looking and what information is currently processed in the brain. Humans often have no conscious access to their eye movement behavior. Tracking the eyes thus provides an informative implicit measurement of the temporal and spatial traces of cognitive processes that goes beyond the typical measurements of response times or questionnaires. Eye tracking has been established as a useful research tool in psychology and neuroscience in the last decades and has provided many significant insights in different domains such as reading, spatial attention, problem solving, decision making, learning, memory and imagery, both in the healthy and in impaired populations.

This introductory workshop provides basic knowledge about eye movements and the fascinating approach of eye tracking. Possibilities, limitation, different paradigms and key findings of eye-tracking research in different domains will be discussed. The workshop also includes an interactive part in which participants reflect and discuss possible eye-tracking experiment in their domains of research, and it will be experienced how eye-tracking data can be visualized in r.

Date and time:

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 13.15h - 17.00h


University of Bern, VonRoll
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
Room B305

Target audience

Doctoral students in the fields of psychology and neuroscience who are interested in eye-tracking.




Students should bring their own laptops with r installed. Otherwise, no specific requirements are requested.




If you like to register, please fill out the Qualtrics form. The registration deadline is the 28th of May, 2023.