Media Release | January 3, 2017
After looking at images of slot machines and roulette, problem gamblers experience increased activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when drug addicts have cravings, according to a new UBC psychology study.
Media Release | January 20, 2016
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making—even if you’re a rat.
Media Release | January 28, 2014
Leading gambling psychologist Luke Clark will serve as inaugural director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.
Media Release | October 29, 2013
With the help of a rat casino, UBC brain researchers have successfully reduced behaviours in rats that are commonly associated with compulsive gambling in humans.
Media Release | February 27, 2013
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.