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Researchers Shed Light On Gambling And The Brain

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May 24, 2001
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and two other institutions have found that discrete parts of the human brain respond in an ordered fashion to the anticipation and reward of money. The study, published in this week’s Neuron, demonstrates the first linkage of human brain events to ideas from behavioral economics.

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and two other institutions have found that discrete parts of the human brain respond in an ordered fashion to the anticipation and reward of money. The study, published in this week’s Neuron, demonstrates the first linkage of human brain events to ideas from behavioral economics. The research reveals that monetary rewards tap into a generalized system in the human brain that also processes other categories of reward such as drugs and food.


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