About Peekbank

The Peekbank project aims to make developmental eye-tracking data more accessible for sharing and reuse. We do this by reducing the amount of preprocessing necessary to perform typical analyses and by storing data in a common, tidy format that allows for easy cross dataset comparisons.

In addition, we plan to release new dated versions periodically to facilitate reproducibility. We are also supporting an API via the peebankr R package, which allows users to access the data in Peekbank without having to write complex SQL queries.


Zettersten, M., Yurovsky, D., Xu, T. L., Uner, S., Tsui, A.S.T., Schneider, R. M., Saleh, A. N., Meylan, S. C., Marchman, V., Mankewitz, J., MacDonald, K., Long, B., Lewis, M., Kachergis, G., Handa, K., deMayo, B., Carstensen, A., Braginsky, M., Boyce, V., Bhatt, N., Bergey, C. A., & Frank, M.C. (2022). Peekbank: An open, large-scale repository for developmental eye-tracking data of children’s word recognition. PsyArXiv [preprint]

Zettersten, M., Bergey, C. A., Bhatt, N., Boyce, V., Braginsky, M., Carstensen, A., deMayo, B., Kachergis, G., Lewis, M., Long, B., MacDonald, K., Mankewitz, J., Meylan, S. C., Saleh, A. N., Schneider, R. M., Tsui, A., Uner, S., Xu, T. L., Yurovsky, D., & Frank, M.C. (2021). Peekbank: Exploring children’s word recognition through an open, large-scale repository for developmental eye-tracking data. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [preprint]


Meet the Peekbank team