Gambling severity predicts midbrain response to near-miss outcomes.

  title={Gambling severity predicts midbrain response to near-miss outcomes.},
  author={Henry W. Chase and Luke Clark},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={30 18},
Gambling is a common recreational activity that becomes dysfunctional in a subset of individuals, with DSM "pathological gambling" regarded as the most severe form. During gambling, players experience a range of cognitive distortions that promote an overestimation of the chances of winning. Near-miss outcomes are thought to fuel these distortions. We observed previously that near misses recruited overlapping circuitry to monetary wins in a study in healthy volunteers (Clark et al., 2009). The… CONTINUE READING
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