Reading Neurocognitive Disorder

Liliana MIHAILOV, Ioan Florin DIACONU, Vlad ICHIM, Mihai MUTICĂ, Bogdan C.S. PÎRVU, Vladimir POROCH


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.



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

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