The NEUROpsychological GESture(NEUROGES)System is an objective and reliable analysis system for nonverbal behaviour, focussing on hand movement and gestural behaviour.

NEUROGES® is designed for basic research on hand movement behavior and gesture and its relation to cognitive, emotional, and interactive processes. Up to now, it has been applied in more than 500 individuals, from different cultures as Germans, U.S. Americans, francophone and anglophone Canadians, Suisse, Koreans, Kenyans, and Papua New Guineans, including healthy individuals as well as individuals with brain damage and with mental illness. A recent review of 18 empirical studies using NEUROGES® in combination with ELAN demonstrates a good reliability of the system, as measured with interrater agreement (Lausberg & Slöetjes, 2015). Given the growing body of empirical evidence for the validity of the NEUROGES® values regarding cognitive, emotional, and interactive processes, NEUROGES® is applied increasingly for diagnostic purposes in neuropsychology, psychodiagnostics, and therapist - patient interaction.Hedda Lausberg

Hedda Lausberg NEUROGES® has been developed by Hedda Lausberg.

The development of the system has been supported by the German Research Association (DFG) with the grants LA 1249/1-1/1-2/1-3 to Hedda Lausberg.

NEUROGES® is registered as European Union trade mark by the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Any researcher is kindly asked to contact Hedda Lausberg in case of

  1. any commercial use of the NEUROGES® system or parts of the system,
  2. any development of automatic and software based analysis systems implementing NEUROGES® or parts of NEUROGES®,
  3. any publication or commercialization of translated versions or of modified systems (adaptions) based on the NEUROGES® system.


Neuroges Training 2023

Understanding body movement in interaction. The analysis of nonverbal behaviour with NEUROGES®-ELAN.
March 20 - 23, 2023

NEUROGES Google Group

Join our meeting point for all researchers interested in the NEUROGES System. Present ideas, ask questions, discover literature, comment with fellow researchers and get technical support: neuroges@googlegroups.com

Upcoming Seminars

20. March 2023 - 23. March 2023

NEUROGES Training I: Understanding body movement in interaction The analysis of nonverbal behaviour with NEUROGES®-ELAN


The analysis of body motion in interaction remains a methodological challenge in gesture and multi-modal interaction research. While Birdwhistell’s original approach of kinesic recording (1952) was based on the identification of kines as isolated units of body motion, the method presented in this seminar operates with more complex phenomenological classes of body movements identified on neuropsychological grounds, as a reflection of mental processes.

In addition to the theoretical introduction to nonverbal behaviour analysis (among others dealing with behaviour segmentation, operationalization of body movement types and registration of body movement laterality), the seminar includes practical sessions with self-experience exercises and training of kinesic behaviour coding with NEUROGES®-ELAN (www.neuroges-bast.info). Furthermore, recent empirical data on kinesic behaviour and nonverbal interaction are presented. Participants can acquire a NEUROGES rater certificate after successful exam.

The training will be conducted according to Covid safety precautions specified by German public authorities effective in March 2023.

Lecturers: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hedda Lausberg, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Helmich, Sabrina von Au (M.Sc.), Florian Klingner (M.Sc.), (Daniele Marchioni (M.A.)

Dates & Venue:

March, 20 – 23, 2023

German Sport University Cologne
Department of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychiatry
Am Sportpark Muengersdorf  6
D-50933 Koeln, Germany

Registration deadline: February 28, 2023

Contact: c.klabunde@dshs-koeln.de 


The number of participants is limited to 8.

Seminar Fees:

220 €, reduced 170 € (for students)

Forthcoming seminars:

Gesture and Action Analysis and

Research Methodology in Gesture and Nonverbal Interaction Studies

August, 08 – 11, 2023, Cologne, Germany

Package of both seminars: 400 €, reduced 300 € (for students)