How to Build a Dichoptic Presentation System That Includes an Eye Tracker


The presentation of different stimuli to the two eyes, dichoptic presentation, is essential for studies involving 3D vision and interocular suppression. There is a growing literature on the unique experimental value of pupillary and oculomotor measures, especially for research on interocular suppression. Although obtaining eye-tracking measures would thus benefit studies that use dichoptic presentation, the hardware essential for dichoptic presentation (e.g. mirrors) often interferes with high-quality eye tracking, especially when using a video-based eye tracker. We recently described an experimental setup that combines a standard dichoptic presentation system with an infrared eye tracker by using infrared-transparent mirrors1. The setup is compatible with standard monitors and eye trackers, easy to implement, and affordable (on the order of US$1,000). Relative to existing methods it has the benefits of not requiring special equipment and posing few limits on the nature and quality of the visual stimulus. Here we provide a visual guide to the construction and use of our setup.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 Journal of Visualized Experiments
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Published Date: 2017-09-06
Accepted Date: 2017-09-01
Authors: Qian, Cheng S. ( 0000-0002-6109-3111)
Brascamp, Jan W.



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