Computational Biology & Cognitive Science Lab

Cognitive Development Lab

Bernhardt-Walther Lab

Samuel Rivera

The Ohio State University

Category Learning Eye Tracking (CatEye) Toolbox

The CatEye Toolbox is a collection of MATLAB functions written by Samuel Rivera for determining the eye gaze variables relevant to category learning and discrimination. Previously, researchers have taken an ad-hoc approach to selecting the variables that should be analyzed in an eye tracking study, possibly omitting important aspects of the data. To overcome this, we formalize the variable selection process by systematically identifying the variables that separate learners from non-learners of visual categories.

All papers using this software must cite the following paper:

Rivera, S., Best, C., Yim, H., Martinez, A., Sloutsky, V., & Walther, D. (2012). Automatic selection of eye tracking variables in visual categorization for adults and infants. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2240-2245). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.