Humanities Lab

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a Professor in Psychology at Lund university, where I founded the eye-tracking laboratory in 1995, which later grew into the large Humanities Laboratory. I have worked in a large variety of eye-tracking-based research stretching from reading research and scene perception, over to newspaper reading, advertisement studies and gesture recognition in face-to-face interaction. I also have expertise in eye tracking used in applied areas, including decision making in supermarkets and research on safety in car driving and air traffic control. In 2000, I initiated regular master courses in eye-tracking methodology. In 2006, I founded the Scandinavian Conference on Applied Eye-tracking, and in 2008, the international LETA training courses in eye-tracking methodology. In 2013, we organized the ECEM conference. I am the main author of the international standard "Eye Tracking: a comprehensive guide to methods and measures", which will soon appear in its 2nd edition.


About the research

My research is about eye-tracking and eye movements. I investigate not only how the eye movements, but why. I am also interested in using eye-tracking in applied contexts, such as reading, decision making, inter-personal communication, traffic research and clinical research. I also work a lot with method research, to assist in the development of better eye trackers, and develop methods for performing eye tracking.


Books (3)
Articles (55)
Book chapters (20)
Conference contributions (84)
Reports (1)
Working papers (6)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
  • Mulvey, F., Perrone, G. & Holmqvist, K. (submitted). Interpolating accurate saccade peak velocity measures and velocity profiles from low sample frequency data. Behavior Research Methods. The Psychonomic Society.
Supervision at Lund University (7)

Kenneth Holmqvist

Former employee at Humanities Lab.

Kenneth Holmqvist can no longer be reached through the department/unit.