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Near To Winning Losses Triggers Gamblers To Play More

by Joseph McNamarra
( March 12 2009 13:25:13 )
Scientific evidence proves “Near to winning” losses in gambling causes people to play more in a hope to win

“Near to Winning Losses Triggers Gamblers to Play More,” this has been verified by a research study based in the University of Cambridge. The study has been statistically verified and proved by the research team of Dr. Luke Clark of the Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the Cambridge School.

Several of the impulses of the brain in response to rewards and loss were studied electronically in the Neuroscience Institute.  The results of the research delineated that in many situations a loss “close to winning” tends to develop an impulsive response in the player thereby triggering the optimism to gamble more in a hope to win in the next throw.

The “reward and risk” stimulation areas in the brain were found to be associated with bringing up biochemical reactions in response to stressful decision making trends per Dr. Clark and Colleagues.  This was proved by the biological response of the medial frontal cortex, which got triggered with an unpredicted winning and the same kind of biochemical substance was secreted in situations which were related to “near to winning” losses.

The neuronal response to gambling in situations of “near to winning” losses and sudden winnings were assessed accordingly.  The tests evidenced that there was a greater impulse to “near to winning” losses in gambling than in winning situations.

This was particularly true in gambling situations where the players were of opinion that they have a better control over the gaming strategy than in other games which were purely based on chance.  These results were specifically true in cases of blackjack and craps where the players felt that they had some control in the outcome based on their decisions of how to play.

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