Research

My research is focused along two major lines. First, I try to understand the role that eye movements play when humans interact with the world. I use wearable eye trackers, as well as a state-of-the-art dual eye-tracking setup to investigate this. Second, I work on eye-tracking methodology, with the aim of improving eye-tracking data collection and analysis for developmental research.

Below is an overview of the publications I am an author on. I try to keep this list updated, but I am usually slower than Google Scholar.


Publications:

Hooge, I. T. C., Hessels, R. S., & Nyström, M. (2019). Do pupil-based binocular video eye trackers reliably measure vergence? Vision Research, 156, 1-9.

Hessels, R. S., Holleman, G. A., Kingstone, A., Hooge, I. T. C. & Kemner, C. (2019). Gaze allocation in face-to-face communication is affected primarily by task structure and social context, not stimulus-driven factors. Cognition, 184, 28-43.

Geeraerts, S. B., Hessels, R. S., Van der Stigchel, S., Huijding, J., Endendijk, J. J., Van den Boomen, C., Kemner, C., & Dekovic, M. (2019). Individual differences in visual attention and self-regulation: A multimethod longitudinal study from infancy to toddlerhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 180, 104-112.

Hooge, I. T. C., Holleman, G. A., Haukes, N. C., & Hessels, R. S. (2018). Gaze tracking accuracy in humans: One eye is sometimes better than two. Behavior Research Methods.

Hessels, R. S., Niehorster, D. C., Nyström, M., Andersson, R., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2018). Is the eye-movement field confused about fixations and saccades? A survey among 124 researchers. Royal Society Open Science, 5(8), 180502.

Hessels, R. S., Benjamins, J. S., Cornelissen, T. H. W., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2018). A Validation of Automatically-Generated Areas-of-Interest in Videos of a Face for Eye-Tracking Research. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1367).

Benjamins, J. S., Hessels, R. S., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2018). Gazecode: open-source software for manual mapping of mobile eye-tracking data. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications.

Braukmann, R., Ward, E., Hessels, R. S., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J. K., & Hunnius, S. (2018). Action prediction in 10-month-old infants at high and low familial risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 49, 34-46.

Hessels, R. S., Holleman, G. A., Cornelissen, T. H. W., Hooge, I. T. C. & Kemner, C. (2018). Eye contact takes two – autistic and social anxiety traits predict gaze behavior in dyadic interaction. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9(2).

Hooge, I. T. C., Niehorster, D. C., Nyström, M., Andersson, R., & Hessels, R. S. (2018). Is human classification by experienced untrained observers a gold standard in fixation detection? Behavior Research Methods, 50 (5), 1864-1881.

Niehorster, D. C., Cornelissen, T. H. W., Holmqvist, K., Hooge, I. T. C., & Hessels, R. S. (2018). What to expect from your remote eye tracker when participants are unrestrained. Behavior Research Methods, 50(1), 213-227.

Hessels, R. S. (2017). Toward early markers for autism spectrum disorder using eye tracking. Academic dissertation, available from: https://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/350883

Hessels, R. S. (2017). Dissertation abstract: Toward early markers for Autism Spectrum Disorder using eye tracking. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 16(3), 310-312.

Van der Stigchel, S., Hessels, R. S., Elst, J. C., & Kemner, C. (2017). The disengagement of visual attention in the gap paradigm across adolescence. Experimental Brain Research, 235(12), 3585-3592.

Hessels, R. S., Cornelissen, T. H. W., Hooge, I. T. C., & Kemner, C. (in 2017). Gaze behavior to faces during dyadic interaction. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology/Revue canadienne de psychologie expérimentale, 71(3), 226-242.

Cousijn, J., Hessels, R. S., Van der Stigchel, S., & Kemner, C. (2017). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the gap-overlap task in 10 month old infants. Infancy, 22(4), 571-579.

Hessels, R. S., Niehorster, D. C., Kemner, C., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2017). Noise-robust fixation detection in eye movement data: Identification by two-means clustering (I2MC). Behavior Research Methods, 49(5), 1802-1823.

Hessels, R. S., Hooge, I. T. C., & Kemner, C. (2016). An in-depth look at saccadic search in infancy. Journal of Vision, 16(8):10.

Hessels, R. S., Kemner, C., van den Boomen, C., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2016). The area-of-interest problem in eyetracking research: A noise-robust solution for face and sparse stimuli. Behavior Research Methods, 48(4):1694-1712.

Hessels, R. S., Andersson, R., Hooge, I. T. C., Nyström, M., & Kemner, C. (2015). Consequences of eye color, positioning, and head movement for eye-tracking data quality in infant research. Infancy, 20(6):601-633.

Hessels, R. S., Cornelissen, T. H. W., Kemner, C., & Hooge, I. T. C. (2015). Qualitative tests of remote eyetracker recovery and performance during head rotation. Behavior Research Methods, 47(3):848-859.

Hessels, R. S., Hooge, I. T. C., Snijders, T. M., & Kemner, C. (2014). Is there a limit to the superiority of individuals with ASD in visual search? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(2):443-451.

Paffen, C. L. E., Hessels, R. S., & Van der Stigchel, S. (2012). Interocular conflict attracts attention. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 74(2):251-256.