Seed Grant: “Neurochemistry of Cognitive Control in Gambling Vulnerability”

Principal Investigator: Simon Dymond, PhD, Swansea University
Awarded $34,457 in 2015

Aim: Investigate whether individual differences in γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), the main inhibitory neurotransmitter, predict the extent to which someone is likely to be able to control their gambling and other forms of risk taking through a study of gamblers and non-gamblers. the findings will contribute to a better understanding of the neurochemistry of individual susceptibility to gambling problems, which may help inform the development of novel early intervention approaches for addictive behaviors like gambling disorders.

Year: 2015
Type: Project Grants