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.
In its etymological origins, the term “sleep” used to suggest “to slack”. The term’s similarity to the word “slack” is thus no accident. It must be known that sleep is susceptible to various interferences and many diseases first exhibit symptoms during sleep. Some of these diseases are harmless, while others can be much more serious. It is therefore important to deal with the scientific findings, but also with possible theories on the phenomenon of sleep because it is still a subject where many facts remain unknown. In the following guide, you will see what sleep is actually about, what stages it occurs in, and what disturbances may occur during its duration.
Learning and the development of memory are processes that cannot be strictly separated from psychology and sociology. This article thus deals with the physiology of learning and memory. This includes the understanding of relations between experience and storage of acquired knowledge, how the brain deals with “useless” knowledge and how a baby starts to understand its surroundings.
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.