​Large Grant: “Assessing the Contribution of Reinforcement-learning Deficits in Pathological Gamblers”

Principal Investigator: John O’Doherty, PhD, California Institute of Technology
Awarded $172,500 in 2011

Aim: Study patterns of neural activity while disordered gamblers – and a comparison group of recreational gamblers – perform simple tasks in which they learn to make choices in order to obtain monetary gains and avoid losses with hopes of learning what neurological factors are involved in responses to rewarding and punishing events among people with gambling problems.

Year: 2011
Type: Project Grants