Performance of automatic face recognition algorithm has increased considerably over the past decades. However, face recognition under changes in lighting conditions remains a challenging issue for computers. In this paper, we propose a novel face recognition algorithm inspired by information taken from human fixation patterns. We augment a LGBP (Local Gabor Binary Pattern) algorithm - a well-known face recognition algorithm - to allocate different weights to each facial part during processing. For deriving the weights, we analyzed data from a human face recognition experiment using eye-tracking. Eye-tracking allows us to determine the facial parts during the recognition process which represent salient regions for human processing. Face images are pre-processed during the recognition step using a weight mask based on the salient regions from the eye-tracking data. A comparison with the standard non-weighted LGBP approach demonstrates the efficacy of our method with the weighted method performing better under lighting changes.