The eye 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 cell, from cell types to the unique action potentials of photoreceptors. The eye is a converging lens (think physics!) and can have a myriad of disorders that affect its ability to focus. We will also cover psychology visual process, or the route that sensory information takes from the eye to the brain.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • The eye is a content-rich subject. The most important skill here is to be able to apply your chemistry, biology, physics and psychology knowledge to the eye!


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Anatomy and cells of the eye

  • How the eye sees and processes color

  • Photoreceptor chemistry and biology

  • The eye as a converging lens

  • Common eye disorders

  • General path of visual processing

  • Monocular and binocular cues of depth

  • Split brain experiment


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 the in the behavioral science section


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