Our world is full of promises that all our needs and wishes can be fulfilled and completed almost immediately. In her talk Veronika talks about how delayed gratification in all circumstances might not be right and how important it is to have an ability to delay it when the time is right for us, when it is beneficial in some way.
Dr. Veronika Rybanska received her D.Phil from the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2016. She is a developmental psychologist and anthropologist who has conducted fieldwork at multiple sites in the UK, Slovakia, and Vanuatu. Her work focuses on cognitive development, education, and issues of migration and integration. Her research on cross-cultural cognitive development has been published in high impact journals and she is currently working on developing of computational models and simulations of the cognitive mechanisms she has researched in the field.