The ICE Series Episode 3 with Professors Heather Berlin & Greg Whyte on Mind Over Matter In The Ice, Part 2 of 2

The ICE Series Episode 3 with Professors Heather Berlin & Greg Whyte on Mind Over Matter In The Ice, Part 2 of 2

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The ICE Series – How Ice Swimmers Achieve the Impressive, Improbable, and Inconceivable is a WOWSA Live production. The ICE Series is a podcast and collaboration between the International Ice Swimming Association and the World Open Water Swimming Association to share information, education, and heroic activities in the global ice swimming community.

The co-hosts for The ICE Series include Ram Barkai, the founder, visionary and chairman of the International Ice Swimming Association, and Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Episode 3 (part 1 of 2) of The ICE Series featured Professor Heather Berlin and Professor Greg Whyte

Professor Berlin is an Assistant Professor, Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. With a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, she conducts research to better understand the neural basis of impulsivity, compulsivity, and emotion with the goal of more targeted treatment. She employs neuroimaging and neuropsychological and psychopharmacological testing of brain lesion and compulsive, impulsive, and personality disorder patients. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness and dynamic unconscious processes. Dr. Berlin has conducted clinical research at hospitals in both the US and UK including Bellevue Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)/University of Zurich, and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 2014 Professor Whyte OBE, PhD, DSc, FBASES, FACSM was awarded an OBE for his services to Sport, Sport Science & Charity, and was voted as one of the Top 10 Science Communicators in the UK by the British Science Council. He is an Olympian in modern pentathlon, and is a European and World Championship medalist – and later became an expert in the field of sports and exercise science. He is currently a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moore’s University and Director of Performance at the Centre for Health and Human Performance in London. He is the preeminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Performance in the UK. An internationally recognized expert in the field, he has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes ranging from cancer sufferers to celebrities attempting their first mountain summit to gold medal-seeking Olympians.

Part 2 of Episode 3 is below:

Part 1 of Episode 3 is linked here.

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