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BBC – Can we become addicted to technology?

Through smartphones, tablets, laptops and their apps, technology now influences almost every aspect of our lives, and many fear that this digital way of life can be dangerously addictive. more

Daily Mail – Scientists pinpoint part of the brain linked to addiction

Scientists think that when this brain area is overactive, the heart rules our head and we can’t help but chase our losses. The Cambridge University researchers said: ‘Future treatments for gambling addiction could seek to reduce this hyperactivity, either by drugs or psychological techniques.’ more

Independent – The gambler’s fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain activity

A study has identified a region of the brain that appears to play a critical role in supporting the distorted thinking which makes people more likely to gamble because they mistakenly think they have a better-than-average chance of winning. more

University of Cambridge News – New study reveals scale of problem gambling among homeless population

Homeless people are ten times more likely to be problem gamblers than the UK population as a whole, researchers at Cambridge have found. more