Form and Function in the Brain and Spinal Cord
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Form and Function in the Brain and Spinal Cord

Perspectives of a Neurologist

By Stephen G. Waxman

Foreword by W. I. McDonald

A Bradford Book

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Summary

This book reflects Stephen Waxman's three decades of research on the form and functions of the brain and spinal cord. Building on his experience as a neuroscientist studying model systems as primitive as eels and as a neurologist studying humans, Waxman discusses a wide variety of topics, including the design principles that optimize neural function; molecular and cellular substrates of behavior; the role of glial cells in the brain; the molecular basis for pain; plasticity in the brain and spinal cord; strategies for promoting functional recovery in disorders such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and stroke; and prospects for rebuilding the brain and spinal cord. The pieces provide example after example of the elegance of design of the nervous system, of the intricate interplay between structure and function in health and disease, and of the rich borderland between neuroscience and neurology.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262232104 530 pp. | 9 in x 7 in

Paperback

$54.00 X | £42.00 ISBN: 9780262731553 530 pp. | 9 in x 7 in

Contributors

W. I. McDonald.