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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Gamblers, Scientists and the Mysterious Hot Hand

Gamblers, Scientists and the Mysterious Hot Hand | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
New research shows how we can be fooled by our instinctive belief in patterns.
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A brief overview of the Gambler's Fallacy.

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Why do gamblers keep going back for more? - Science & Technology - News - nebusiness.co.uk

Why do gamblers keep going back for more? - Science & Technology - News - nebusiness.co.uk | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
HOW much do you know about how you make decisions? Do you meticulously research every move before you make it, or do you trust in your "sixth sense" for the right call?
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The science behind gambling superstitions: It's all about the illusion of control

The science behind gambling superstitions: It's all about the illusion of control | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
If the average gambler had one wish, odds are he’d want one of two things: an endless supply of cash to gamble or an endless supply of luck to win. Unfortunately, such wishes don’t exist. But many gamblers make do with superstition.
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Although this is from a Casino site, it is an interesting set of examples of superstitions amongst gamblers.  Certainly the range of methods that punters use to increase their luck is intriguing.

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Satta Matka Mumbai's comment, October 9, 2014 5:37 AM
Yes it is there. When it comes to guessing anu number or anything for Gambling Game. Here we can see, if we guess number for Satta Matka that is also the same thing what you are sharing.
tom familetti's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:20 PM

This article is interesting to me because many people are superstitious about various different things, but nothing epitomizes superstition like gambling superstitions!  Whenever anyone goes gambling all they want is some luck. In reality, all that luck you think you are getting from some object or ritual is really your brain trying to fill in the gaps to make it seem like you have control.  This article does a good job of explaining that and giving good examples of gambling superstitions.  In poker luck is less relevant then other games, such as blackjack or roulette, because there is more strategy involved, but everyone still wants Lady Luck on their side!

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Believing and deceiving: The power of positive thinking in the development of problem gambling

Believing and deceiving: The power of positive thinking in the development of problem gambling | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At the end of 2009, Dr Ryan McKay (Oxford University) and Professor Daniel Dennett (Tufts University) wrote an interesting paper on the evolution of misbelief. They examined the distinction between...
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