In this MCAT prep course, you will learn everything you need to know about how we make sense of the environment around us. This course covers the subjects of the Foundational Concept 6 (Content Category 6b).
Whether you’re studying problem solving and decision making or the influence of language on cognition, Dr. Tarry Ahuja will give you a well-structured overview and introduce you to the most important topics such as:
Our video courses are supplemented with scripts and matching articles. Quiz questions help with retention and will make preparation for the MCAT efficient and fun.
Every physician gets in touch with addicted patients, as 5–7 % of the population is addicted to legal or illegal drugs. But studies have revealed that primary care physicians only identify every 10th patient suffering from dependency syndrome. This article is supposed to help you recognize the typical symptoms of the respective drug consume and treat intoxications as well as withdrawal symptoms.
Why do you decide in favor of certain actions and behavior but not of others? To get to the bottom of this question, psychology has developed a number of learning models. Classical and operant conditioning, learning by self-control, and observational learning are important basics that psychotherapy is based on. The following article contains, in addition to all facts about learning, knowledge about memory and language that is relevant for your exams.
Etymologically, the term "sleep" comes from a word meaning "to slack"; the term's similarity to the word "slack" is no accident. Sleep is susceptible to various interferences, and many diseases, some harmless and some serious, first exhibit symptoms during sleep. It is therefore important to deal not only with the scientific findings, but also with possible sleep theories because many facts about sleep remain unknown. In the following guide, you will see what sleep is actually about, what stages it occurs in, and what sleep disturbances individuals may experience.
Learning and the development of memory are processes that cannot be strictly separated from psychology and sociology. Thus, this article deals with the physiology of learning and memory. Topics include understanding the relationship between experience and storage of acquired knowledge, how the brain deals with “useless” knowledge, and how a baby starts to understand its surroundings.
The human brain is a very complex organ, structurally and functionally. Cognition is a term that psychologists use to describe a wide array of different brain processes and activities that include perception, thinking, reasoning, memory, attention and creating new information or ideas. This is however a limited view of cognition as now it became clear that cognition is the product of interplay between all of these components and more.
Before we dive into the effects of selective attention on perception, information integration and our ability to process information precisely, we need to define what we mean by selective attention and why to study attention in the first place.
Medical forms of intervention do not only include drugs prescriptions and surgical procedures. Medical counseling, patient education, and various forms of psychotherapy are essential therapeutic pillars. This article offers a concise overview of medical intervention forms to help you make better therapeutic decisions in the future.
Your Educators of course Making Sense of the Environment
Tarry Ahuja, MD
Dr. Tarry Ahuja is currently a senior medical real-world evidence scientist for a major pharmaceutical company for Europe and Canada and is a lecturer at Carleton University teaching “Biological Foundations of Addictions” and “Health Psychology”.
He graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
He has worked for over 10 years in the hospital setting in sleep disorders clinic working with patients and trying to better understand sleep patterns and sleep disorders. Additional, he has done over 10 years of clinical research in the areas of Alzheimer’s, stroke and ischemia with the National Research Council of Canada.
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