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Regret is the Curse of Gambling -Neuroscience Reveals

News   Sep 14, 2018 | Original Story by Robert Sanders for UC Berkeley

Neuroscience Reveals the Gambler's Curse! -Regret

Activity in the orbitofrontal cortex during a gambling experiment, as recorded by electrode meshes placed directly on the surface of the brain. On the left, the dots indicate the positions of the electrodes in each of the 10 subjects, distinguished by color. During normal activity (middle), the electrodes (black dots) show little activity (red) in the OFC region that deals with regret. During the betting game, however (right), after learning the outcome of the bet, many electrodes record activity in the area where we feel regret (red). Credit: UC Berkeley



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