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 lecturers.
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. Training I comprises 36 hours (à 45 minutes) seminar, 40 hours self-study, and 4 hours exam and closes with the NEUROGES® I certificate.
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 I 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. Teaching at other times or other locations is subject of negotiation.
(For more detailed information about the seminar program, see seminar archive below)
The lecturers (see below) are specialized for certain course contents and they have extensive theoretical and practical experience regarding these topics.