Chimpanzee in the wild

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Eye tracking is used by leading institutes in the fields of primate and canine research to study cognitive ability, comparative social cues, and behavioral neuroscience/ecology.

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Eye tracking in primates and canines offers another tool to record aspects of animal perception, cognition, and decision making. The technology allows researchers to study gaze patterns and eye movements in an objective way that increases reliability and reduces variability. Video-oculography eye tracking provides a more comfortable and less intrusive method than search coils and does not require attaching electrodes, as in electrooculography . Our unobtrusive systems are more comfortable and less distracting, which is advantageous when dealing with nonhumans since they do not jeopardize the subject's natural behavior.


In primate and canine research, eye tracking can be used to evaluate perception and assess cognitive ability in fields relating to:

  • Behavioral ecology
  • Behavioral psychology
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Comparative psychology
  • Toth, A. J., & Campbell, M. J. (2019). Investigating sex differences, cognitive effort, strategy, and performance on a computerised version of the mental rotations test via eye tracking. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–11.
  • Owuamalam, C. K., & Rubin, M. (2017). Fuming with rage! Do members of low status groups signal anger more than members of high status groups? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58(5), 458–467.
  • Bolmont, M., Pegna, A., & Bianchi-Demicheli, F. (2017). Visual patterns of sexual desire. An original and exploratory study in eye-tracking. Sexologies, 26(4), e65–e70.