The most direct use of eye fixations is to identify the objects of regard in a visual environment. A sense of the variety and importance of applications of eye fixations can be conveyed by considering content areas only marginally related to judgment and decision making (JDM). Eye fixation data can be used to test an object of regard that has been predicted from theory or from some standard of comparison. A common application of eye fixations where differences in distribution are crucial is scene analysis. In addition to the obvious concurrent and retrospective protocols, they tested the value of a retrospective protocol cued by a replay of the eye fixations sequence. Sometimes JDM researchers will be fortunate enough that the record of eye fixations by itself will enable tests of predictions. Researchers who sought process-consistent decision models adapted both sampling and connectionist theories to JDM tasks.