“Dopamine Release in Response to Monetary Reward Measured with Positron Emission Tomography”

Principal Investigator: Alain Dagher, MD, McGill University
Awarded $156,634 in 2003

Aim: Examine whether reduced dopamine levels is a marker for vulnerability to gambling addiction. The hypothesis is that compared to controls, pathological gamblers will show elevated dopamine release correlates with novelty-seeking personality type, cortisol levels and autonomic and mood measures.

Year: 2003
Type: Project Grants