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Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making

...an adversely affect a persons decision-making at a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and ma...s know of people who have stayed up all night on a gambling table, taking crazy risks that did not make sense and who lost more than they had because they did n...

Why losing money may be more painful than you think

...Neuroscience, researchers have shown that during a gambling task, losing money activated an area of the brain ...died twenty four healthy subjects as they played a gambling game to win money and recorded the activity in the brain throughout the game using an fMRI brain sca...

Dopamine-related drugs affect reward-seeking behavior

...cause compulsive behaviors, such as overeating and gambling addictions, in the same people."...

The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain

...disease, schizophrenia, normal ageing and drug and gambling addictions....

Irrational decisions driven by emotions

...hed in the journal Science, UCL researchers used a gambling experiment to establish the cognitive basis for rational decision-making. The goal of the task was to accumulate as much money as possible, with the incentive of being paid in real money in proportion to the money won during the experiment. Participa...

Brain's 'gambling circuitry' identified

...rnia Institute of Technology have created a simple gambling task that, when performed by humans undergoing fun...brain. Importantly, their findings tease apart the gambling function of these brain structures from their functions in learning, motivation, and assessment of t...

Individuals with a family history of alcoholism: Will they too become alcoholics?

...olor of the inks, which is much, much harder. The gambling task involves four decks of cards, each containing...gains and losses. This allows us to examine their gambling strategy, safe or risky." Results indicate that FH+ individuals with behavioral disinhibition appear...

Responsibility in gambling?

...g a flutter making it the country's single biggest gambling event. However, even with the recent boom in internet gambling, problems with gambling are often overlooked. Problem gambling is the subject of a new research venture funded by Economic...

Mature-rated video games often include content not specified on warning labels

...analyzed them for violence, blood, sex, profanity, gambling and drug and alcohol content. Of the 36 M-rated games played, nearly all received content descriptors for violence and blood and contained violence and blood. In approximately 42 hours of video game playing, the researchers observed 6,011 characte...

M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity

..., blood, sexual themes, substances, profanity, and gambling observed in game play. The study appears in the April 3 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Special Issue on the effects of media on children and adolescents published by the American Medical Association. Parents and physicians need to rec...

Study finds pathological gambling runs in families

Problem gambling runs in families according to a University of Iowa...ombined," said Black, who has studied pathological gambling for the past eight years. The study consisted of interviews of 31 pathological gamblers and 31 cont...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

...obability of becoming drug addicts, shopaholics or gambling addicts, until now no study has objectively found a direct relationship without the influence of other psychological factors, such as anxiousness. A team of researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience, the Department of Psychobiology and Health Sc...

Parkinson's disease drugs may cause pathological gambling

...th Parkinson's disease (PD) developed pathological gambling behavior following dopamine agonist therapy, a dru...behaviors. It has been implicated in the reward of gambling behavior. M. Leann Dodd, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues, present report...

Parkinson's medication appears to trigger excessive gambling

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Habitual, compulsive gambling with losses up to $200,000 within six months by th... most of the patients in the series. "Pathological gambling induced by a drug is really quite unusual." The good news, according to Dr. Ahlskog and M. Leann Do...

Problem gamblers share personality profiles of substance abusers

CHICAGO — Individuals with problem gambling behavior have personality profiles similar to the ...dentify personality traits associated with problem gambling because most previous studies have drawn subjects from those seeking treatment for a gambling disord...

Study ties risk of problem gambling with proximity to casinos and other gambling opportunities

... miles of home has a significant effect on problem gambling and is associated with a 90 percent increase in th...e added, is that the availability of an attractive gambling opportunity can lead to gambling pathology in some people who otherwise would not develop it. ...

Pathological gambling associated with brain impairments

... reward and the long-term negative consequences of gambling on employment, social relationships, and family li...xecutive deficits involved in chronic pathological gambling has clear implications for rational pharmacological and rehabilitative treatment strategies."...

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