Periphery: How Your Nervous System Predicts and Protects Against Disease

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Price
$29.95
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674972308

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About the Author

Moses V. Chao is Professor of Cell Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience, and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and past president of the Society for Neuroscience, he is a recipient of the Zenith Award from the Alzheimer's Association, a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Reviews

An excellent guide to an important topic. The peripheral nervous system has long been seen as a second-class citizen with respect to the brain, but Chao shows that this is deeply misguided: without the periphery, the brain would be unable to sense the world, act in it, or even survive.--Joseph E. LeDoux, author of The Four Realms of Existence: A New Theory of Being Human
A long-awaited book, revealing just how deeply the brain is embedded in the body. By illuminating the neuronal and humoral systems that coordinate our physiology--both with and without the brain--Chao shows that the peripheral nervous system is not at all peripheral in terms of importance.--György Buzsáki, author of The Brain from Inside Out
Engaging and well-written. Chao makes a compelling case for the role the peripheral nervous system plays in contributing to diseases that affect the central nervous system, delightfully weaving together historical accounts of neurological diseases with cutting-edge science.--Ahmet Hoke, Director of the Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
[An] eye-opening debut...Chao makes a convincing case that scientists would do well to focus research on the [peripheral nervous system] and its relationship with disease.-- "Publishers Weekly" (7/25/2023 12:00:00 AM)
A sweeping tour...Chao proves to be a capable guide, and at many points it feels as if he is a personal mentor sitting at the front of a small classroom, expounding on his years of experience.--Sara Manning Peskin "American Scientist" (11/1/2023 12:00:00 AM)