BAST® is a system for analyzing whole body movement in space including expressive movement. It comprises a movement diagnostic test, rating scales for movement behaviour, and a questionnaire for self-assessment of movement behaviour.

BAST® is designed to investigate body movement behavior and its relation to specific mental functions. Thus far, BAST® has been primarily applied for diagnostic purposes in psychosomatic medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. The BAST® analysis of an individual's movement behaviour provides a basis for therapeutic interventions, in particular in movement and body psychotherapy.

BAST® has been developed by Hedda Lausberg.
The development of the BAST® system has been supported by the German Research Assocation (DFG) grant FE 239/3-1 to Hubert Feiereis.

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

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


Dance Movement Therapy and its Contributions to Neurocognitive Health.
October 2nd-3rd, 2021 in Maastricht with BAST workshop.

at the German Sport University Cologne.

Part 1, October 25 – 26, 2018: Introduction to BAST

Part 2, December 14 – 15, 2018: Application of BAST in artistic, educational, and therapeutic contexts.

For registration for the seminars please contact

Dr. Amy Lynn Hubbard, member of the Department of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychiatry (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), receives a European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Independent Fellowship. Collaborating with Prof. Dr. med. Hedda Lausberg, Dr. Hubbard’s cutting-edge research applies movement science to crucial questions of multiple sclerosis fatigue and therapy. See also Research Projects.

An electronic version of the BAST®questionnaire has recently been developed by Christian Büning. 
Eine elektronische Version des BAST® Fragebogens ist kürzlich von Christian Büning entwickelt worden.