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Problem Gambling: Can Subtle Physiological Reactions To Wins And Losses Help Identify The Problem Gambler?

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The project meets an urgent need to determine whether the signature characteristic of problem gamblers can be found in their physiological response patterns to win and loss events in a gambling task. The project capitalises on recent scientific advances to capture for the first time, changes in brain waves, heart rate and skin conductance activity to wins and losses during gambling. It is expected that problem gamblers will respond differently than non-problem gamblers, and that these unique patterns will hold the key to the development of an early screening test for problem gambling, a major health and social problem today.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776836

Local Award Id


  • 9484

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The project meets an urgent need to determine whether the signature characteristic of problem gamblers can be found in their physiological response patterns to win and loss events in a gambling task. The project capitalises on recent scientific advances to capture for the first time, changes in brain waves, heart rate and skin conductance activity to wins and losses during gambling. It is expected that problem gamblers will respond differently than non-problem gamblers, and that these unique patterns will hold the key to the development of an early screening test for problem gambling, a major health and social problem today.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776836

Local Award Id


  • 9484