A new study attempted to measure the scale of gaming addiction in the general public using the symptoms of 'internet gaming disorder'.
The popularity of blind bag collectible toys is rapidly growing among children. Researchers report blind bags tap into the same psychological mechanisms that ultimately result in gambling addiction, namely intermittent reinforcement.
Researchers report rats behave like problem gamblers when music and light cues were added to a 'rat casino' test environment.
A new study reports Parkinson's patients who take dopamine agonists are more likely to develop impulse control disorders.
Researchers shed light on the neural mechanisms behind risk taking behaviors. The study reveals the decision to 'up the ante', even when faced with long odds, is a result of an internal bias that adds up over time and involves a 'push pull' dynamic between the two hemispheres of the brain.
A neuroimaging study helps researchers discover brain patterns can predict market bubbles in stock trading game.
Findings suggest brain networks associated with impulse control could be weakened in people with gambling addiction.
Findings could help in understanding and developing treatments for gambling addiction, researchers suggest.