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The neural, cognitive and behavioural mechanisms of EGM play

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BACKGROUND: Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) play may be particularly addictive. However, we know little about the relationships between near-misses, illusions of control, impulsivity and people's attitudes and behaviours towards the game, as well as changes in neural systems as people acquire more experience with EGM play. METHODS: Experiment 1 used the indirect Functional Magnetic Resonance Image (fMRI) technique to examine the neural signals of dopaminergic reinforcement circuitries evok...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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