We just had a wonderful surprise: a research paper that we published last year received the 2011 EyeTrackAward, an international science prize that “recognizes research and projects that have generated new knowledge and insights by using eye tracking technology”.

The award-winning paper, titled “Distinctive Features of Saccadic Intrusions and Microsaccades in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy“, was published in 2011 in the Journal of Neuroscience by Jorge Otero-Millan, Alessandro Serra, R. John Leigh, Xoana G. Troncoso, Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde.

In this research, we studied eye movement abnormalities in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a neurological  disease that is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease.

We hope that our study’s results will enhance early diagnosis PSP, lead to accessible approaches by which eye movements can be used to evaluate treatments, and provide insights into the pathogenesis of this devastating disorder.


–Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik