Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section: Foundational Concept 6
The way in which we sense, perceive, think about, and react to stimuli affects our experiences. Foundational concept 6 focuses on these components of experience, starting with the initial detection and perception of stimuli through cognition, and continuing to emotion and stress.
With these building blocks, medical students will be able to learn about the ways in which cognitive and perceptual processes influence their understanding of health and illness.
Category 6A focuses on the detection and perception of sensory information.
Category 6B focuses on cognition, including our ability to attend to the environment, think about and remember what we experience, and use language to communicate with others.