In order to apply the NEUROGES® system in a reliable manner for the analysis of hand movements and gestures, it is recommended to take part in the NEUROGES® training. The training is conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team of certified lecturers. To become a certified NEUROGES® rater, successful participation in the training (see options A - D below) and exam is required. The NEUROGES® certificate is registered as European Union trade mark by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and can only be acquired in trainings and exams conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team. Following the accreditation of the University of Zurich, for NEUROGES® Training I a credit of 2 ECTS points can be applied for at other universities. 

  • A. Training I: Hand movement behaviour

    Course content of Training I is the analysis of the ongoing stream of hand movement behaviour, i.e., all movements and rests, that are displayed during speaking or interaction. The behaviour is segmented and classified with the NEUROGES® categories Activation, Structure, Focus, and Contact. Further contents are the application of NEUROGES® in ELAN and empirical research incl. interrater reliability and statistical procedures.

  • B. Training II: Gestures and conceptual hand movements

    Course content of Training II is the analysis of gestures and other conceptual hand movements. It includes a practical and theoretical introduction to the NEUROGES® categories Rest Positions, Formal Relation, Function, and Type, and their application in empirical research. Training II comprises 36 hours (à 45 minutes) seminar, 36 hours self-study, and 4 hours exam and closes with the NEUROGES® II certificate. Currently, the seminars take place once in a year (February-Mai) in Cologne, Germany.

  • C. Training at external locations

    On request a training can also be conducted at other locations and other times, if, for a example, a group of researchers needs to be trained for a specific research project. The fee depends on the number of lectures and the number of participants who have to be examined and certified and it includes the costs for travelling and accommodation for the lecturer(s).

  • D. Distance training package

    The regular training (see above) includes - apart from theoretical lectures -practical coding training sessions, exercises to improve movement perception, and personalized supervision. The individual scientific background and the research requests of each participant are considered. Therefore, we recommend participation in the regular training.
    However, for those who cannot attend the regular training or organize an external training, we offer a distance learning package (see download).