Jorge Moll the Neurologist and Business Expert

Jorge Moll, MD, PhD, is the head neurologist of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit, and president-director of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education. He graduated from medical school at the Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1997 where he also obtained his neurology residency. He was awarded his PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology, at the Faculty of Medicine,at the University of Sao Paulo in 2003. March 31,2016 Jorge Moll and 10 others engaged in a project ongoing until July 2018,”Neural correlates of human values and motivations.” The project aims to examine the description of human values, and determination, in the brain. The technology Jorge Moll uses are the fMRI encoding models, in which stimulus features are used to predict patterns of brain activity, and behavioral measures. The project consist of methods of psychometric tests, fMRI analysis. Another one of Jorge Moll’s contributes to the field of neuroscience as he made a great breakthrough presenting that there is a link between charitable behavior, and the activation of the part of the brain related to pleasure from eating and sex. This study shows that altruism is not just something humans employ to feel better about themselves, or to minimize feelings, of selfishness. Being charitable is simply just something that makes us feel better. When it comes to altruism, Jorge Moll, MD has concord the many aspects of this topic as he holds it at a prominently high level of interest. However, there are numerous amount of other topics that he has explored from language, shame, embarrassment,emotions,and to the effect of trauma done to different areas of the brain. Jorge Moll’s commitment to the study of human behavior and the brain has opened up various doors for new discoveries and future discoveries. Dr. Moll’s works will open up windows for massive amounts of research and paths for other neuroscientists evolving is this field.