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Have you ever asked out a friend for dinner and felt that something was wrong while they suddenly became nervous and their smile faded behind a weak 'No, thanks, maybe next time'? Perhaps you assumed that everything was fine while he/she was drowning in his/her own sorrow. This is what might happen when a friend hides a suffering due to an eating, depressive, addiction or traumatic disorders. Don't you wish you had the right tools to improve their lives?

You can make a difference now contributing to this issue: with your expertise and vision you can boost our path in spreading the culture and enhancing therapeutic approaches inspired by Electroceuticals, the cure of pathologies by electrical signals. The World Economic Forum 2018 indicated Electroceuticals among the Top10 technologies for world social and economic development. Electroceuticals directed to the brain include neuromodulation, i.e. the modification of the excitability of specific neural targets, even inducing behavioral changes. Neuromodulation can be achieved by transcranial electrical stimulation, tES, which is based on the use of painless electrical current applied to the scalp.

Recent meta-analyses indicated that specific tES treatments ranked between moderately and highly recommendable against mental and behavioral disorders according to evidence-based medicine criteria ranking efficacy together with negligible side effects, low-cost and easy-to-use procedures.

Successfully, current literature is going to innovatively focus on the time course of neuronal activity, the neurodynamics, moving from the mere sinusoidal prevalence to its full complexity. Believing that the dynamic structure transmits information in brain processing, novel tES techniques based on the neurodynamics of the stimulated cortex, are emerging which proved good efficacy in increasing cortical excitability.

The present issue aims at enhancing understanding of the features of the local neurodynamics relevant for behavioral control and to mirror such knowledge in building tES and other neuromodulation techniques to counteracts neurodynamics features associated with chronic symptoms like eating disorders, or addictions, traumatic and depressive disorders, huge impacting on the world-wide population wellbeing by pandemic and current situation. All these conditions suffer from short circuits in brain processing, which can be unblocked by electroceuticals.

Keywords: Neurodynamics, the time course of the electrical neuronal activity, neuromodulation, electroencephalography, electromyography, intracerebral electrophysiological recordings, feedback, synchrony, plasticity, sleep, network physiology


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Have you ever asked out a friend for dinner and felt that something was wrong while they suddenly became nervous and their smile faded behind a weak 'No, thanks, maybe next time'? Perhaps you assumed that everything was fine while he/she was drowning in his/her own sorrow. This is what might happen when a friend hides a suffering due to an eating, depressive, addiction or traumatic disorders. Don't you wish you had the right tools to improve their lives?

You can make a difference now contributing to this issue: with your expertise and vision you can boost our path in spreading the culture and enhancing therapeutic approaches inspired by Electroceuticals, the cure of pathologies by electrical signals. The World Economic Forum 2018 indicated Electroceuticals among the Top10 technologies for world social and economic development. Electroceuticals directed to the brain include neuromodulation, i.e. the modification of the excitability of specific neural targets, even inducing behavioral changes. Neuromodulation can be achieved by transcranial electrical stimulation, tES, which is based on the use of painless electrical current applied to the scalp.

Recent meta-analyses indicated that specific tES treatments ranked between moderately and highly recommendable against mental and behavioral disorders according to evidence-based medicine criteria ranking efficacy together with negligible side effects, low-cost and easy-to-use procedures.

Successfully, current literature is going to innovatively focus on the time course of neuronal activity, the neurodynamics, moving from the mere sinusoidal prevalence to its full complexity. Believing that the dynamic structure transmits information in brain processing, novel tES techniques based on the neurodynamics of the stimulated cortex, are emerging which proved good efficacy in increasing cortical excitability.

The present issue aims at enhancing understanding of the features of the local neurodynamics relevant for behavioral control and to mirror such knowledge in building tES and other neuromodulation techniques to counteracts neurodynamics features associated with chronic symptoms like eating disorders, or addictions, traumatic and depressive disorders, huge impacting on the world-wide population wellbeing by pandemic and current situation. All these conditions suffer from short circuits in brain processing, which can be unblocked by electroceuticals.

Keywords: Neurodynamics, the time course of the electrical neuronal activity, neuromodulation, electroencephalography, electromyography, intracerebral electrophysiological recordings, feedback, synchrony, plasticity, sleep, network physiology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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