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05/29/2013 11:22 am ET

Where Internet Addiction Comes From (VIDEO)

Before passing judgment on gambling addicts, know that their need to keep pulling the shot-machine lever isn't all that different from your need to keep clicking the computer mouse.

Internet addiction comes from the same parts of the brain that love gambling, according to Anthony Carboni of DNews. Much like the rush of victory gamblers experience after an occasional win, Internet addicts feel the same euphoria when they uncover that one great cat video amid all the other underwhelming content on the web.

Watch the video above. Do you think Internet addiction is real?

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