Nele Strynckx has a Master's degree in communication sciences from the Ghent University, Belgium. She has a particular interest in applying evolutionary theoretical insights to the domain of the humanities. Nele regularly writes essays for the Flemish Humanist Association. She is currently a teacher of social sciences, philosophy and research skills at the Athenaeum Ypres. In her courses she teaches Critical Thinking and introduces insights from the research area of Mental Immunity. She’s researching the effects of mind inoculation on the students through small-scale experiments. Nele is convinced that education plays a crucial role in strengthening the mental defenses of young people against the ever-increasing stream of misleading information. She would like to contribute in putting the science of Mental Immunity into practice.
Education will play a central role in strengthening the mental resilience of current and future generations.