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
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.
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.