Neural correlates of the impact of control on decision making in pathological gambling

  title={Neural correlates of the impact of control on decision making in pathological gambling},
  author={Matthew E Hudgens-Haney and Jordan P. Hamm and Adam Goodie and Elizabeth A. Krusemark and Jennifer E. McDowell and Brett A. Clementz},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
Pathological gamblers are more vulnerable to the illusion of control in a standard associative learning task
The results suggest that the experimental tasks used in basic associative learning research could be used to detect illusions of control in gamblers in a more indirect way, as compared to introspective and domain-specific questionnaires, and that in addition to gambling-specific problems, pathological gamblers may have a higher-than-normal illusion of Control in their daily life.
Abnormalities of functional brain networks in pathological gambling: a graph-theoretical approach
It is made evident that PG is also associated with abnormalities in the topological network structure of the brain during rest, and these findings will be of relevance for understanding functional connectivity in other addictive disorders.
Effects of Mood Induction and Bias-Inducing Contextual Cues on Decision Making in Gamblers and Healthy Individuals
Results showed that mood did not influence healthy participants; however, problem gamblers were more risk-seeking after negative mood induction, and bias-inducing contextual cues were found to be responsible for this.
Features of Gambling Disorder and Internet Gaming Disorder in the spectrum of addictive disorders
It might be hard to imagine that a leisure activity could turn to suffering and mental disorder in need of treatment. Nevertheless, emergent behavioral addictions (BAs) such as gambling disorder (GD)
A longitudinal study mapping changes in explicit and implicit measures of gambling behaviour
Gambling is a popular activity, both globally and in the UK, with the majority of adults engaging in some degree of gambling behaviour. Contemporary views of gambling behaviour, addiction and
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Gambling Disorder: A Systematic Review
Most studies showed a reduction of gambling behavior, craving for gambling, and gambling-related symptoms and NIBS effects on psychiatric symptoms were less consistent.
Psychosis subgroups differ in intrinsic neural activity but not task-specific processing
Religious Problem Solving and Methods of Control
This study examined the connections between religious problem-solving strategies and experiences of control, specifically an internal and external locus of control, God locus of control, and the


Hypersensitivity to Reward in Problem Gamblers
A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Studying the Role of Overconfidence in Problem Gambling
Confidence and overconfidence were explored using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure brain activity during a judgment task and matching and mismatching targets were associated with activity in the medial occipital cortex and left supramarginal gyrus, respectively.
Gambling urges in pathological gambling: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
In men with PG, gambling cue presentation elicits gambling urges and leads to a temporally dynamic pattern of brain activity changes in frontal, paralimbic, and limbic brain structures.
The Role of Perceived Control and Overconfidence in Pathological Gambling
  • A. Goodie
  • Psychology
    Journal of Gambling Studies
  • 2005
It is concluded that pathological and problem gamblers process information about confidence and control differently from non-problem gamblers.
Prefrontal cortex activity is reduced in gambling and nongambling substance users during decision‐making
The results support a hypothesis that defects in ventral medial frontal processing lead to impaired decisions that involve risk and reductions in right prefrontal activity during decision‐making appear to be modulated by the presence of gambling problems.
Cognitive Processes Associated with Gambling Behaviour
Gambling behaviours can be pathological if positive response is extreme, but very little is known about the psychological precursors of pathological gambling in Australia. This study examined the