LIVE DOVES: A database of visual eye movements

Author: LIVE - University of Texas

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Contact: Ian van der Linde (




Total: 101

Ratings: 29


DOVES (a Database Of Visual Eye movementS) is a collection of eye movements from 29 human observers as they viewed 101 natural calibrated images. Recorded using a high-precision dual-Purkinje eye tracker, the database consists of around 30,000 fixation points, and is believed to be the first large-scale database of eye movements to be made available to the vision research community.


ZIP archive with Images, Fixations, RawData, Code, password upon request Ian van der Linde ( Link:


Link: Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this database (the eye movement data only) and its documentation for any purpose, provided that the copyright notice in its entirety appear in all copies of this database, and the original source of this database, Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE, and Center for Perceptual Systems (CPS, at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin,, is acknowledged in any publication that reports research using this database. The database is to be cited in the bibliography as [LRB09].

References and Citation

The database, along with MATLAB functions for its use, may be download freely here, and may be used without restriction for educational and research purposes, providing that our paper/this website are cited in any published work [LRB09].


  • LRB09: van der Linde, I., Rajashekar, U., Bovik, A.C., Cormack, L.K. (2009). DOVES: A database of visual eye movements. Spatial Vision, 22(2): 161-177.