Rat Gambling Behavior as a Research Model

Researchers developed a novel rat gambling task (rGT), inspired by the “Iowa” gambling task (IGT) used to measure gambling-like behavior. This animal model contributes to our understanding of the neural and neurochemical underpinnings of gambling disorder and the potential use of pharmaceuticals in its treatment.

Zeeb, F.D., Robbins, T.W., & Winstanley, C.A. (2009). Serotonergic and dopaminergic modulation of gambling behavior as assessed using a novel rat gambling task. Neuropsychopharmacology, 34(10), 2329-2343.

Type: Research Milestones