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New research: Flashing lights and music turn rats into problem gamblers

New research by UBC Psychology Professor Catharine Winstanley and PhD candidate Michael Barrus shows that adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making—even if you’re a rat. In research published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at UBC discovered rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to […]