Dr. Sue Whiting – Critiquing Hölzel’s (2011) mindfulness paper

Sue Whiting earned a doctorate in Astrophysics from Oxford University and later became a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. While on a career break, looking after her three young children, she entered the World Memory Championships for mental stimulation, becoming a Grand Master of Memory and achieving the title of the Women’s World Memory Champion on five consecutive occasions. She became fascinated about how the brain works and in particular on how stress affects learning. In 2017 she completed an MSc (Distinction) in Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck College, London University. She is continuing her research on transferable benefits from whole classroom interventions involving memory techniques that manipulate vivid mental images in working memory. Sue is a school governor.

In her CEN seminar, she discussed Hölzel et al.’s (2011) paper: “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density”.

 You can find a summary of what she discussed in the video below:

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