Eye-Tracking Laboratory

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Welcome to UNE Psychology's eye-tracking laboratory.

Eye-tracking is a cognitive methodology that records and analyses visual attention and processing to different types of stimuli presented on a computer.

These data can tell us what attracts people's attention and what doesn't, what people want to avoid looking at, and how people problem-solve tasks (including decision-making and declarative memory).

Our state-of-the-art Applied Science Laboratories D6 eye-tracker, complete with Gazetracker 9.0 presentation and analysis software, is easy to use.  The Gazetracker software also allows for the presentation and analysis of static images, video, and Internet websites.

Completed projects in the lab include:

  • How visual attention to different sizes of models relates to body image,
  • How psychopathology is associated with visual attention to emotion-inducing images,
  • How sexual orientation influences attention to nude male and female models,
  • How sexual inhibition and sexual excitation directs attention to explicit vs. non-explicit erotic images, and
  • How cognitive dissonance related to the “meat paradox” is associated with attention to different types animals.

Research Opportunities

The following is a list of some of the ongoing and future research topics in the eye-tracking lab:

  • Environmental psychology, climate change, and natural hazards
  • The meat paradox
  • Sexual orientation and attraction


If you are interested in working on these projects as either a student (PhD, Masters, or honours) or as a collaborator, or if you have other ideas for possible collaboration, please contact:

A/Prof Amy D. Lykins
School of Psychology
Email: alykins@une.edu.au
Phone: +61 (2) 6773 5014