Vanessa Hanshcakes

Student cognitive science , University of Edinburgh
Stuttgart - De, Germany

About Vanessa


I'm a child of globalisation. here there everywhere. physically and spiritually.

Half German. Half Indonesian. Lived in the Philippines for 4 years during elementary school. In Cameroon for 1 year of voluntary service. I study at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh. Currently on Erasmus in Italy.

Areas of Expertise

Linguistics and Cognition

An idea worth spreading

Spreading and sharing is the idea.

I'm passionate about

The only thing I love more than travelling are languages.

Talk to me about

equality, fairness, love, creativity, humanity, the brain

People don't know I'm good at

I think I have revealed most talents to one person or the other.
Most people won't guess that I do Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi dance.

My TED story

I found TED when I was desperately in need of a prep talk for my studies during exam time. And I found so many talks that encouraged my interest and revived my passion in the materia that I thought my lesser interesting Uni courses were killing.
From then on it has been my background music and source of inspiration.

I was delighted to find out I can even use it for one of my hobbies: translation. Here is my contribution .

Favorite talks