[Potential audience: people who like eye movements, and people who deal with spatial data and need a user-friendly introduction to spatial point processes]

I have just arxived a new manuscript (joint work with Hans Trukenbrod & Ralf Engbert in Potsdam, Felix Wichmann in Tübingen). The topic is eye movement data, specifically what sort of analysis you can do when what you have is a bunch of fixations and you’d like to know why fixations happened where they happened and not somewhere else. The manuscript introduces a framework based on spatial point processes (they sound fancier than they are). I think the framework really helps when thinking about eye movement data, or at the very least it helped me.
The manuscript attempts to explain spatial point processes in a way that as simple as possible, and makes no mention of measure theory, filtrations, and all the rest of the fancy math that makes spatial statistics papers such a joy to read. I’ve also written a R toolbox for point processes that tries its best to sweep most technical issues under the carpet, and sometimes succeeds. More on that later when it’s ready.