Judaism, brain plasticity and the making of the self

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Abstract

Modifications of the self, that is to say, transformation of the psychological, physical and spiritual make up of an individual to achieve or approximate an ideal individual is one of the main goals of religion, medicine and psychology. However, these fields approach self-modification from their own perspective, with little intercorrelations between them. This article explores how mechanisms for self modification delineated by Judaic sources are very much in line with new discoveries in neurosciences, especially with recent scientific data indicating that the brain is in a constant state of structural and functional change, a property denominated brain plasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number452152
Pages (from-to)311-322
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brain plasticity
  • Judaism
  • Self

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  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Religious studies

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Judaism, brain plasticity and the making of the self. / Drubach, Daniel.

In: Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 41, No. 4, 452152, 01.01.2002, p. 311-322.

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