The Culmination of Incubation: Creating the Miracle
Healing, Disease and Placebo in Graeco-Roman Asclepius Temples - A Neurocognitive Approach - Olympia Panagiotidou
Olympia Panagiotidou [+]
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Chapter 5 examines how all the cultural influences, social interactions and patterns of thought that mediated patients’ decisions to resort to the asclepieia, and the particular elements of the Asclepius cult context would have affected patients’ cognition forming the experience of incubation within the abaton.