UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Dr. Dalmaijer is a cognitive neuroscientist who revolutionized eye tracking with his PyGaze toolbox. This open source eye tracking software has made eye tracking affordable for nearly any research laboratory. Although Edwin’s software can be used to interface with expensive (>$30k) eye trackers, it also wraps around the APIs of cheap, consumer-grade eye trackers intended for gamers. As Dr. Dalmaijer has shown in his careful testing, these cheap eye trackers are sufficient for many research applications. PyGaze has allowed the PEEP lab to send eye trackers all over the US to collaborating labs and even a psychiatric hospital.
Dr. Dalmaijer designed our gaze-contingent operant conditioning study and recently presented the work at the European Conference on Eye Movements. You can find his invaluable book on programming in Python for psychologists here, which is a must-read for any graduate student or advanced undergraduate in psychology.