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    Default Rats used to study gambling addiction

    Researches at the University of British Columbia have created the world's first animal laboratory experiment to successfully model human gambling, according to The Vancouver Sun.

    "For most individuals, gambling is enjoyable and harmless, but for others, it is as destructive as being addicted to drugs," says Catharine Winstanley, an assistant professor in UBC's Dept. of Psychology, whose study was published Wednesday in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

    "This new model is an important next step because the neurobiological basis of gambling is still poorly understood and few treatment options exist," said Winstanley, noting that gamblers experience higher rates of divorce, suicide and crime than non-gamblers. "It brings us a step closer to the goal of drug-based treatments for people suffering from gambling disorders."

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    drugs to treat gamblers?

    NICE!!

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    Must admit, i have played poker against some rats in my time!

    Oh, sorry wrong type of rat.
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    I wonder what they'll do if their rats excelled in poker playing and beat all the employees. That would end up the rats buying their freedom over the experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinojack View Post
    drugs to treat gamblers?

    NICE!!

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    Black Jack to cure cokeheads
    ^ lol. I'm waiting for the result of that experiment. I'm trying to figure out, rats holding a deck of cards while do some bluffing and mind reading at the same time smoking. Can it be happen?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbonline View Post
    ^ lol. I'm waiting for the result of that experiment. I'm trying to figure out, rats holding a deck of cards while do some bluffing and mind reading at the same time smoking. Can it be happen?!
    LOL that's funny would be great to see that though..Haha rats and rodents eating up the fortunes of casino owners

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