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Our Wired Nerves - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128214879, 9780128214886

Our Wired Nerves

1st Edition

The Human Nerve Connectome

Author: Douglas Zochodne
eBook ISBN: 9780128214886
Paperback ISBN: 9780128214879
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd July 2020
Page Count: 270
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The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It is made up of two major divisions: the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system. This consists of all other neural elements, including the peripheral nerves and the autonomic nerves. Peripheral nerves are the essential connections between the brain and spinal cord and the body. Without nerves there is no movement or sensation. Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome, reviews the essential anatomy and physiology of the peripheral nerve. It introduces the reader to what neuropathies are, how pain arises from damaged nerves and how nerves might be regenerated, including new and exciting ideas over how to coax their regrowth. Written by Dr. Douglas Zochodne leading expert in the field, and first book to focus on the Peripheral nerves it will surely be an essential reference for researchers and clinicians alike.

Key Features

  • Discusses the barriers to nerve regrowth and new strategies to reverse them
  • Reviews of disorders of the peripheral nerves
  • Exams reasons for nerve injuries
  • Reviews recent discoveries in nerve research


Students studying peripheral neuropathy field, neuroscience, and central nervous system. Clinicians treating patients with peripheral neuropathies

Table of Contents

  1. Elegant wiring: Structural Beauty of the Peripheral Nervous System
    2. Constantly think physiology: Structure meets function
    3. Irreversible events: How nerves are injured
    4. Are there nerves? How to test the peripheral nervous system
    5. What are neuropathies?
    6. Locked in
    7. The disrupted connectome and pain
    8. Hope and Change: Regrowth of nerves
    9. Clinics and biology: Nerve heroes and the peripheral nerve society


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About the Author

Douglas Zochodne

Dr. Douglas Zochodne is a Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta (UofA) and Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, UofA. He was trained in Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) and at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Zochodne’s career has included faculty positions at Queen’s University, Canada, the University of Calgary and more recently the University of Alberta. He has devoted his career toward understanding the biology and diseases of the peripheral nervous system. Dr. Zochodne’s roles have included Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (1999-2007), President of the Peripheral Nerve Society (2009-2011). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was awarded the Wolfe Prize in Neuropathy research by the American Neurological Association in 2011 and the Alan J. Gebhart Prize for Excellence in Peripheral Nerve Research, Peripheral Nerve Society in 2019. Dr. Zochodne has channeled his research as an investigator of diabetic polyneuropathy and peripheral neuron regeneration. His laboratory has been funded continuously since 1988 and it has published over 285 research papers and chapters including four books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


"This book is extremely well written and extensively referenced. The writing style is fluent and understandable, as if the reader is sitting in a lecture. The author's description of the book as an overview of the structure/function and interrelationships of peripheral nerves in the autonomic nervous system aptly describes it." --Doody

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