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.

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 protected by copyright law. Any researcher is kindly asked to contact Hedda Lausberg in case of

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


Gesture and Action Analysis
October, 4 - 6, 2021, Cologne, Germany

Research Methodology in Gesture and Nonverbal Interaction Studies
October, 6 - 7, 2021, Cologne, Germany

Eine Fortbildung für Ärzte und Psychotherapeuten am 19. Dezember 2020 in Berlin. (Veranstalter: DGPM Fortbildungsakademie gGmbH)

February 3 – 6, 2020:  Understanding body movement in interaction - The analysis of kinesic behaviour with NEUROGES-ELAN
September 28 - 30, 2020: Gesture and Action Analysis with NEUROGES-ELAN
October 1 - 2, 2020: Gesture and Nonverbal Interaction Research Methodology

The Neuropsychological Gesture (NEUROGES) Analysis System – Behavioral Analysis in Linguistic Research

The Neuropsychological Gesture (NEUROGES) Analysis System – Behavioral Analysis in Linguistic Research