About this Research Topic
With the advent of neuroimaging methods like electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Diffusion MRI, voxel-based morphometry, and neurostimulation approaches like transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), significant progress has been made in recording and altering brain activity. Therefore, a number of researchers have begun to investigate the structural and functional neural basis underlying positive human functioning and flourishing such as well–being, social bonds, meditation, hope, resilience and creativity, based on experimental and self-reported measures. However, these findings provide limited insights into the complex relationships between human flourishing and brain function.
The aim of this Research Topic in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience is to provide an updated overview of this new and interesting matter. We look forward to receiving empirical research addressing issues in the neurobiological domain of any aspect of human flourishing. We also encourage the submission of critical reviews of the field, papers focusing on methodology, and opinion papers that raise foundational concerns to stimulate renewed thinking about the aims of the field. We expect this set of works to contribute to a deeper understanding of the relationships between human flourishing and brain function.
Keywords: Positive Neuroscience, Flourishing, Well–being, Character strengths, Neuroimaging
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