About this Research Topic
Understanding humans coping with extreme environmental or physiological/psychological challenges has helped us to leave our comfortable paradigms built on stable “steady states.” Today's measurement systems allow us to analyze our reactions to intermittent stressors, and follow the oscillations of our coping mechanisms. This new approach has led us to unexpected understandings. This methodology has also directly improved our translational or multidisciplinary approach as well as the idea that studying humans in good health at the extreme could help us to understand either patients with impaired physiological capacities coping with our environment (that becomes extreme to them) or better understanding physiology/psychology of the elderly.
This Research Topic aims to encourage this translational multidisciplinary approach in an integrative way. Contributors do not need to address directly applicable mechanisms, but should aim to better understand human/animal physiology and psychology as a whole. It is foreseen that the topic will also include unexpected results.
Image: DTI fiber tracking of the cingulum and the sagittal stratum (ILF/IFOF), which indicates increase in white matter density following hyperbaric oxygen therapySagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, by Efrat Sasson, WiseImage
Keywords: Unexpected results, Challenging environments, Neurosciences, Integrative approach, Adaptive
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