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What degree of control do we have on eye movements?

Short answer We have a lot of control over our eye movements, including saccades. We can suppress saccades and make an anti-saccade instead. So can monkeys, our close cousins. Children have a lot more ...
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How important is eye contact for attraction between a man and woman?

While eye contact is certainly important in social interaction I think you should beware pseudoscientific dating advice based on manufacturing "attraction" between men and women. Since this site is ...
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How to track eye movements with electrodes?

I believe this tutorial covers exactly what you are looking for. It describes how to use a relatively cheap kit ($150) to detect eye movements and eye blinks. It includes software and hardware ...
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Why can’t my eyes gaze around at a constant rate?

Short answer Smooth-pursuit eye movements require something to pursuit. Intentionally attempting to make such an eye movement in the absence of an appropriate moving visual target will result in a ...
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How do I stream SMI glasses eye tracker data into MATLAB?

Philip from iMotions here. Appreciate the mention, and yes for a simple streaming of data, our solutions are probably overkill. We do however offer real automatic gaze mapping in the cloud as well as ...
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How to track eye movements with electrodes?

Detecting eye movements is generally referred to as oculometry. Oculometry can be performed using your suggested approach, namely with electrophysiological techniques. In this case the recordings ...
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Is there visual focus during a saccade?

Short answer The retinal image cannot be refocused on an intermediate target during a saccade. Background Psychophysical experiments have shown that during a saccade, attention is aimed at the ...
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Why do I often feel that someone's eyes are at me from a far off distance?

There's a history of being amazed at similar ability that has led to some extra-scientific theories about it (see for example "psychic staring effect" on Wikipedia). A better explanation is ...
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How to estimate eye-in-head rotation (degrees of visual angle) from a 2D video of the eye?

In theory you can use the geometry of your setup to transform your data to the orientation reffered in the paper you mentioned using Scheimpflug Principle and then use the methods provided in it. ...
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Does sleep-talking typically happen during NREM or REM sleep?

It seems like there is a common idea that dreaming occurs only during REM sleep, but I'm not quite sure why this persists. Scientists interested in sleep and dreaming have known for a long time that ...
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