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NEW PAPER: Commentary on Waterloo LDW paper

Spencer Murch and Luke Clark have a commentary piece on the excellent new paper in Addiction by Candice Graydon, Mike Dixon and colleagues at the University of Waterloo. Congrats and kudos to Graydon et al for designing an ultra-realistic ‘simulated’ slot machine to manipulate the rates of Losses Disguised as Wins in the lab. For […]

TALK at McMaster Grand Rounds

Luke is speaking at the St Joseph’s Hospital & McMaster University Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) Grand Rounds, on ‘Deconstructing the modern slot machine: game features and gambling addiction’, and looking forward to talking research with James Mackillop, Michael Amlung and Iris Balodis at the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research.

GREO Research Snapshot on multi-line games & immersion

GREO have covered Spencer’s recent paper in Addictive Behaviors, looking at immersion and heart rate variability while playing a slot machine under different strategies of bet size and multi-line play. These knowledge translation synopses are written to update policy makers on recent research. Big thanks to David Baxter et al at GREO for their continued […]

NEW PAPER social decision-making in suicidal behaviour

It’s not quite about gambling…  but congratulations to CGR grad student Ke Zhang for her first paper, a collaboration with our colleagues Dr Kati Szanto and Dr Alex Dombrovski at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, looking at social decision making in older adults with suicidal behaviour, just out in Behavior Research & Therapy. We use […]