Our Wired Nerves

Our Wired Nerves

The Human Nerve Connectome

1st Edition - July 23, 2020

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  • Author: Douglas Zochodne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214886
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128214879

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: July 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214886
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128214879

About the Author

Douglas Zochodne

Dr. Douglas Zochodne is a Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, and Past Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta (UofA). Dr. Zochodne’s career has included faculty positions at Queen’s University, Canada, the University of Calgary and more recently the University of Alberta. Dr. Zochodne’s roles have included Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, and President of the Peripheral Nerve Society. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and his book “Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome” was published in 2020. He has devoted his career toward understanding the biology and diseases of the peripheral nervous system.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

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