Neuroscientist, Jorge Moll Dissects Our Moral Compass

Neuroscientist Jorge Moll is one of the pioneers of research on the brain’s reaction to altruism. Moll, originally from Brasil is also President of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education. Moll discovered that when we do good deeds for others unselfishly, our brain responds similarly to when receiving positive stimuli. Jorge Moll’s findings are tremendously important to modern society ( People are always struggling to understand the human brain and to most of us, human behavior is an enigma. His findings give us hope and invaluable insight into the real source of happiness we feel when we volunteer, help our neighbors, friends, or someone less fortunate. When the brain is trying to decide what is right or wrong, multiple areas of the brain are fired meaning that for some people the process is not as straight forward. We like to believe we are in control of our own destiny but some things are innate and basic moral judgments are biologically ingrained due to evolution.

Jorge Moll is one of the top researchers in his field. He graduated with a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His vast career in the world of neurology includes a PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology, research and awards for his work at Stanford University, and significant contributions to neurology internationally.

Jorge Moll has displayed a passion and dedication to the field of neurology which we have seen in some of the world’s greatest thinkers and scientists. Multiple interviews mention his enthusiasm for his findings and for the research discovered with his partners. His International background has allowed him to approach the field with an open mind and use resources that may not be available to others in order to extrapolate unique data and information. The field of Neuroscience is made all the more fascinating by the contributions of Jorge Moll.