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The Eye Tracking Research Center was established in 2015. The Center operates under the auspices of SWPS University’s Institute of Psychology. It collaborates with the EYECU: Eye-Tracking Lab at the Clemson University’s School of Computing in South Carolina, USA. The Center conducts basic and applied research on gaze capture, human-computer interaction (HCI), including virtual and mixed reality, cognitive psychopathology, and the use of multimedia in education.


The Eye Tracking Research Center is not only a research but also an education center. Our laboratory is equipped with several stationary and mobile eye-trackers, which is unique for Polish standards. This allows our students acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge about the eye-tracking method and gain practical skills, while working on their own research projects. Additionally, the Center supervises a student Oculography Research Club.

Research Objectives

The goal of the Eye Tracking Research Center is to further develop the eye-tracking methodology and its applications, through interdisciplinary research projects combining technology with humanities and social sciences.

Members and students of the Eye Tracking Research Center actively participate in academic life and collaborate on research projects with scientists from many countries, including Belgium, Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. We organize and co-organize national and international interdisciplinary conferences on eye-tracking applications in various scientific disciplines, such as one of the key international eye-tracking conferences, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications – ETRA, which took place in Warsaw in 2018 and in Denver in 2019, which we co-organized with the Lincoln University Nebraska, and several editions of the Polish Eye-Tracking Conference.

Research Team

krzysztof krejtz


Krzysztof Krejtz, Ph.D.

Head of the Eye Tracking Research Center
psychologist, specializing in HCI, neural dynamics of visual cognition, and use of multimedia in education

izabela krejtz


Izabela Krejtz

psychologist, specializing in eye-tracking method and ecological momentary assessments (EMA) in cognitive psychopathology

agnieszka młyniec


Agnieszka Młyniec, Ph.D.

psychologist specializing in cognitive, educational, and personality psychology

Doctoral Students

agata cybulska


Agata Cybulska

psychologist, interested in the influence of musical training on cognitive processes

karol chlasta


Karol Chlasta

psychologist, interested in machine learning, HCI, and virtual reality
ORCID, Google Scholar, Research Gate, DBLP

malgorzata piotrowska polrolnik


Małgorzata Piotrowska-Półrolnik

psychologist, interested in psychosomatics, eye-tracking studies in education, and methodology of psychophysical research

melanie kowalczyk


Melanie Kowalczyk

psychologist, interested in hormonal influences on cognitive function and cognitive psychopathology

katarzyna wisiecka


Katarzyna Wisiecka

psychologist, interested in divided attention, physiological synchrony, and mobile eye-tracking
ORCID, Google Scholar


anna redeł


Anna Redeł

4th year psychology student at SWPS University, interested in social cognition, ostracism, and attentional bias

anna mazurowska


Anna Mazurowska

3rd year psychology student at SWPS University, interested in climate and environmental psychology and selective visual attention



We cooperate with researchers in Poland and abroad, including:

  • Andrew T. Duchowski, Professor (Clemson University, SC, USA)
  • Morten Fjeld, Professor (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Anke Huckauf, Professor (Ulm University, Germany)
  • Pilar Orero, Professor (Universitat d’Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Halszka Jarodzka, Professor (Open University, the Netherlands)
  • Dan Hansen-Witzner, Professor (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Aneta Pawłowska, Professor (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Agnieszka Szarkowska, Professor (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Bonita Sharif, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Pieter Vansteenkiste, Ph.D. (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Roman Bednarik, Ph.D. (Eastern University of Finland, Finland)
  • Monika Kornacka, Ph.D. (SWPS University, Katowice, Poland)
  • Anna Zajenkowska, Professor (Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland)

Selected Publications

  • Krejtz, I., Krejtz, K., Wisiecka, K., Abramczyk, M., Olszanowski, M., i Duchowski, A. (2020). Attention dynamics during emotion recognition by deaf and hearing individuals. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 10–21.
  • Duchowski, A.T., Krejtz, K., Gehrer, N.A., Bafna, T., i Bækgaard, P. (2020). The Low/High Index of Pupillary Activity. Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI’20. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–12.
  • Krejtz, K., Żurawska, J., Duchowski, A., i Wichary, S. (2020). Pupillary and microsaccadic responses to cognitive effort and emotional arousal during complex decision making. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 13(5).
  • Krejtz, I., Holas, P., Rusanowska, M., i Nezlek, J. B. (2018). Positive online attentional training as a means of modifying attentional and interpretational biases among the clinically depressed: An experimental study using eye-tracking. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1–13.
  • Krejtz, K., Duchowski, A. T., Niedzielska, A., Biele, C., i Krejtz, I. (2018). Eye Tracking Cognitive Load Using Pupil Diameter and Microsaccades with Fixed Gaze, PLOS ONE, 13(9), 1–23.
  • Krejtz, K., Duchowski, A. T., Krejtz, I., Szarkowska, A. i Kopacz, A. (2016) Discerning Ambient/Focal Attention with Coefficient K, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 13(3), 11:1–11:20.

Current Projects

  • 2020–2023 – LEAD-ME Leading Platform for European Citizens, Industries, Academia and Policymakers in Media Accessibility. Funded by the European Union COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) program (Cost Action CA19142). Member of the Project Management Committee and Leader of the Working Group 3 - Quality and Standardization: Krzysztof Krejtz, Ph.D.
  • S2021–2024 – Link between menstrual cycle, anxiety, and cognitive functioning – a moderating role of oral hormonal contraceptives. Principal Investigator: Melanie Kowalczyk, Supervisor: Izabela Krejtz, Professor. Grant no. 2020/37/N/HS6/02571
  • 2019–2021 – Focal Attention Span Test – FAST. Funded by Regional Initiative of Excellence (RID) 012-RID-2018/19
  • 2017-2020 – Long term musical training and reading skills - an oculographic study of cognitive functions in children from 6 to 9 years of age. Principal Investigator: Agata Cybulska, Supervisor: Izabela Krejtz, Professor.



SWPS University 
Institute of Psychology 
Chodakowska 19/31,
03-815 Warsaw, Poland


Head of the Center: Krzysztof Krejtz, Ph.D.
e-mail: kkrejtz@swps.edu.pl