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The addictive brain. Episode 11, The gambler's brain.

Polk, Thad A., (presenter.). The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2015.

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Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2015.
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Are drugs the only thing humans can get addicted to? What about behaviors? To answer this question, take a look at what happens inside the brain of a compulsive gambler. As this case study reveals, many of the same neurochemical processes of drug abuse - from genetic predisposition to dopamine release - also accompany addiction to behaviors.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Addicts > Psychology.
Compulsive behavior.
Substance abuse.
Brain > Physiology.
Genre: Lectures.

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