The ear is one of the most important sensory organs to study and understand for the MCAT, as it has far reaching applications in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. In this webinar, we will cover the anatomy of the ear and the physics behind how the ear detects sounds.
At a glance
The ear can be tested from a biological, psychological or a physics perspective - physics especially becomes relevant because we are dealing with sound waves.
Some basic math skills are required to understand the range of frequency detections within the ear as well as hearing thresholds.
Anatomy and the path of sound through the ear
Outer, middle and inner sections of the ear
Basilar membrane and the organ of Corti
Auditory processing to the brain
Hearing thresholds and hearing loss
Dichotic listening tests
Balance and vertigo
On the MCAT
The eye and the ear are two of the most important sensory organs. Questions about these two can appear in either of the science sections as well as in the behavioral science section.
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