Eye-tracking Laboratory

The Eye-tracking Laboratory is used by members of the Perception, Cognition, and Neuroscience research group (including interns, MSc and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, visiting scholars and academic staff) to investigate visual cognition, reading of alphabetic and non-alphabetic languages, reading in children, young and older adults, as well as individuals special populations such as those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Visual Neglect, Anxiety, and others.

In the Eye-tracking Laboratory we record participants’ eye movements to investigate a variety of aspects of human visual, linguistic and cognitive processing. The measurement of eye movements during human visual processing provides an excellent online behavioural measure from which inferences concerning current cognitive processing can be made.

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Lab members

Headshot of Valerie in a black dress
Dr Valerie Benson
Reader in Visual Cognition
School of Psychology and Humanities

Valerie's research investigates how patterns of eye movements can reveal online cognitive processing differences for a range of tasks and with a range of populations. The aim is to show how processing differences might contribute to the observed behavioural characteristics of aty…

Dr John Everett Marsh
Reader in Cognitive Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

John contributes to teaching and project supervision in the areas of Cognitive and Environmental Psychology. He has particular expertise in distraction and attention and serves as Chair of Team 4 ‘Effects of Noise on Performance and Behavior’ for the International Commission of t…

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Kit list

  • Desktop Mount EyeLink 1000 Plus (SR Research): This eyetracker is the world’s most precise and accurate eye tracker, sampling binocularly at up to 2000 Hz.
  • EyeLink Portable Duo (SR Research): This eyetracker provides fast, accurate, flexible and reliable eye tracking, sampling binocularly at up to 2000 Hz, and can be used both in and out of the laboratory.
  • Dikablis head mounted perambulatory eye tracker (Ergoneers): This system provides an excellent tool for eye tracking research in dynamic environments, allowing researchers to precisely measure and analyse automatically where a person is as they engage in real world tasks.


Access via appointment with Dr Chuanli Zang (CZang@uclan.ac.uk)


The Eye-tracking Laboratory can be found in DB138 of the Darwin Building

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