Reading Neurocognitive Disorder


  • Liliana Mihailov MA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Palliative Care, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi
  • Ioan Diaconu PhD, Associate Professor of Piano, George Enescu National University of Arts Iaşi
  • Vlad Ichim PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Sociology, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi
  • Mihai Mutică MD, PhD, Clinical Psychiatry, Elisabeta Doamna Psychiatry Hospital Galaţi
  • Bogdan Pîrvu MD, PhD, Clinical Psychiatry, Mavromati Emergency Hospital Botosani
  • Vladimir Poroch MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Palliative Care, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi



Medical Humanities, neurocognitive disorder, Theatre of the Absurd, Eugène Ionesco, The Bald Soprano


The multiple uses of Humanities in teaching Medicine need hardly detailing; suffice to say that a number of top Medical Schools have included Medical Humanities in their curricula. In this context we will consider the way Eugène Ionesco can be put to good use when it comes to teaching neurocognitive disorder; his theatre, come to think of “The Bald Soprano,” focuses on non-sequiturs, dislocated language and distorted logic – all of these being unfailing expressions of a cognitive impairment or even demise.


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How to Cite

Mihailov, L., Diaconu, I. F., Ichim, V., Mutică, M., Pîrvu, B., & Poroch, V. (2024). Reading Neurocognitive Disorder. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, 15(1), 208-219.

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