Flashy lights, tunes boost gambling risks: Study
The Times Colonist featured a UBC study that found lights and sounds from casino games alter decision-making and encourage risky gambling behaviour. “They’re not just harmless little tunes just playing […]
Nov 2, 2018
Slot machines flash and ring to prompt more bets
Cosmos Magazine reported on UBC psychology research that examined betting behaviour. The research, led by Catharine Winstanley and Mariya V. Cherkasova, found participants were more likely to make riskier bets […]
Oct 30, 2018
THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.
Aug 23, 2016
Head games: How the mind works when gambling
Tiny ‘rat casino’ offers insight into possible treatments for compulsive gambling.
Feb 18, 2014