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

@article{HudgensHaney2013NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of the impact of control on decision making in pathological gambling},
  author={Matthew Hudgens-Haney and Jordan P. Hamm and Adam Goodie and Elizabeth A. Krusemark and Jennifer E. McDowell and Brett A. Clementz},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={92},
  pages={365-372}
}
Perceived control over a gambling outcome leads individuals to accept more and larger bets, increased risk-taking. Pathological gamblers, however, do not diminish risk-taking when control is absent, suggesting an illusion of control. To evaluate neural correlates of perceived control in gamblers, this study compared magnetoencephalography responses of 36 pathological (PG) and 36 non-pathological gamblers (NPG) during the Georgia Gambling Task. PGs exhibited greater activity in bilateral primary… Expand
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