Sleep is a major topic within consciousness and psychology. This webinar will cover sleep cycles, circadian rhythms, the stages of sleep (and when we dream!), as well as sleep-wake disorders and the instruments we use to measure sleep waves and activity.  So come to this webinar and don’t sleep through it!

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Differentiate sleep stages and waves

  • Connect sleep and especially the circadian rhythm to other biological systems like the nervous and the endocrine


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Brain systems that control alertness and arousal

  • Instruments that measure sleep

  • Sleep stages and sleep waves

  • Characteristics of REM sleep

  • Sleep-wake disorders

  • Theories of sleep and dreams

  • Induced consciousness


On the MCAT

  • The test will focus on the biological aspects of sleep, especially the brain, the sleep stages and waves, more so than the theories, though be familiar with Freud’s theory on dreams. The test likes Freud.


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