Dissociating task acquisition from expression during learning reveals latent knowledge

@inproceedings{Kuchibhotla2019DissociatingTA,
  title={Dissociating task acquisition from expression during learning reveals latent knowledge},
  author={Kishore V Kuchibhotla and Tom A. Hindmarsh Sten and Eleni S. Papadoyannis and Sarah Elnozahy and Kelly A Fogelson and Rupesh Kumar and Yves Boubenec and Peter C. Holland and Srdjan Ostojic and Robert C Froemke},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
  year={2019}
}
Performance on cognitive tasks during learning is used to measure knowledge, yet it remains controversial since such testing is susceptible to contextual factors. To what extent does performance during learning depend on the testing context, rather than underlying knowledge? We trained mice, rats and ferrets on a range of tasks to examine how testing context impacts the acquisition of knowledge versus its expression. We interleaved reinforced trials with probe trials in which we omitted… CONTINUE READING
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