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BALAM, Gisane Novaes  and  OSORIO, Ana Alexandra Caldas. Use of eye tracking technology in infancy research: possibilidades e desafios do uso da tecnologia em amostras infantis. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp. 179-188. ISSN 1516-3687.

Initially, eye tracking technology concerned more adults, however, over the last decades, it has shown great promise in infant research, with several studies demonstrating that its use can provide essential data on the emergence and development of cognitive, social and, emotional processes in childhood. This article aimed at systematizing information regarding the use of eye tracking in infants, including the types of trackers available, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as to present some recent studies. Although there are a significant amount and variety of studies with this approach worldwide, Brazilian research is still scarce. The present study analyses the usefulness of eye tracking technology in infant samples to assist researchers in their methodological decisions, and extend its applicability beyond existing studies.

Keywords : eye tracking; infants; children; development; assessment.

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