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one shot learning conclusions

This shows brain scans taken from the study. One of the scans is broken down into jigsaw pieces.

Caltech researchers provide evidence that the amount of uncertainty about the causal relationship between a stimulus and an outcome mediates switching between incremental learning, in which we gradually acquire knowledge, and one-shot learning, where we rapidly learn from a single pairing of a potential stimulus and an outcome. Neuroimaging findings suggest that the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex may act as a “switch,” selectively turning one-shot learning on and off, as needed. Image credit: Sang Wan Lee/Caltech.

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