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How One Shot Learning Unfolds in the Brain, Janelle Weaver
These scientists research how two parts of the brain help a person learn quickly.

Weaver, Janelle. "How One-Shot Learning Unfolds in the Brain." PLoS Biology 13.4 (2015). Public Library of Science. Web. 11 Nov. 2016.

Which of the following best summarizes the way the researchers tested their hypothesis about one-shot learning?


The participants completed a simple inference task with pictures of monetary schemes. The researchers used data to determine one-shot learning.


When the participants viewed images of monetary transactions, they would rate them for probability of failing. The researchers would keep data on these computational ratings.


The researchers asked participants to learn quickly the connection between pictures and probability of results. The researchers were able to document the effects of the hippocampus and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in learning.


After the participants viewed both positive and negative numbers with pictures which stood for the results of an exchange of money, the researchers had the participants rank the pictures according to possible outcome. As this happened, researchers collected behavioral data and magnetic resonance imaging data.

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