Foundational Concept 6: Content Category 6A

Foundational Concept 6: Content Category 6A

Category 6A within foundational concept 6 of the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT focuses specifically on sensing the environment. Category 6A is the first of three content categories within foundational concept 6.

Overview of Foundational Concept 6, Category 6A

A number of psychological, sociocultural and biological factors influence our sensations and perception of the world. All sensory processing first begins with detecting stimulus in the environment through sensory cells, receptors and biological pathways. Once this information has been collected, it is interpreted and made sense of. Though sensations and perceptions are distinct functions, they are each influenced by social, psychological and biological factors. This is information you will be required to know for category 6A within foundational concept 6.

Via the Association of American Medical Colleges, the topics and subtopics that will appear in category 6A within foundational concept 6 of the MCAT include:

Foundational Concept 6 Content Category 6A

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There is no set time limit on category 6A or foundational concept 6, but you will have a total of 95 minutes to finish the entire Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT.

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