Roundhouse Radio – UBC Study Finds Gambling And Drug Addiction Activate Brain In Similar Ways

A UBC psychology study has identified similarities in the brain activity of drug addicts and problem gamblers that could help improve treatment for those that struggle with a gambling addiction.

Researchers at the university’s Centre for Gambling Research say a part of the brain responsible for cravings, known as the insula and the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in self-control, were activated when problem gamblers were shown pictures of roulette and slot machines