Introduction

Healing, Disease and Placebo in Graeco-Roman Asclepius Temples - A Neurocognitive Approach - Olympia Panagiotidou

Olympia Panagiotidou [+-]
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Olympia Panagiotidou is a Postdoc Researcher at the Department of the Study of Religion at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. For her research, she has received a scholarship and support from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY). She earned her PhD and holds a MA in Cognitive Science and the Study of Religion from Aristotle University and Aarhus University. She also holds a BA in History and Archaeology from Aristotle University.

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The aim of research and the employed theoretical approach are outlined. The book focuses on the healing cult of Asclepius, as it developed especially in the Graeco-Roman era. The aim of this book is to apply a neurocognitive approach to the Asclepius cult and to individual experiences at the asclepieia.

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Panagiotidou, Olympia. Introduction. Healing, Disease and Placebo in Graeco-Roman Asclepius Temples - A Neurocognitive Approach. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2022. ISBN 9781800501423. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42451. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42451. Feb 2022

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