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need info: gambling and the brain

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Hi all, I'm looking for information on brain waves related to gambling. Specifically, ERP's (both pre- and post-event) that surround the exact moment when the third wheel of a slot machine lands on a jackpot combination. And, how those ERP's differ when the third wheel determines a losing combination. Anyone know of any legitimate research in this area?
  2. http://www.library.uu.nl/digiarchief/dip/diss/2004-0106-113451/c7.pdf

    Its a bit more related to Gray's theory than I think you're after, but it does show some interesting trends related to risk-level. However, it does show a significant main effect of outcome. More importantly, it mentions this article:

    Gehring, W.J., & Willougby, A.R. (2002). The medial frontal cortex and the rapid processing of monetary gains and losses. Science, 295, 2279- 2282.

    I can't find a full copy of the article online, but the abstract can be found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/...ve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11910116&dopt=Abstract

    To me, that seems to be the research you're after. Hope thats helps.

  3. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Awesome! Thank you khay0s! :hyper: