Jorge Moll: Brain Discovery

This article is about a Neuroscientist by the name of Jorge Moll. It will also give general information about him in the end of the article. One day two neuroscientists from the National Institute of Health, Moll and another neuroscientist named Jordan Graffman were conducting an experiment. They were scanning brains of volunteers to experiment in a hypothetical question. This is if they would keep money for themselves or give it to charity instead. Follow Jorge on

The results had shown something surprising to the volunteers who put others interests first. The old part of the brain has lightened up in response to something like food. The experiment had suggested that altruism wasn’t a superior moral faculty which subdues the selfish urges but instead had been more basic to the brain. It was pleasurable and hard-wired.

That discovery which states that unselfishness can have a good feeling is landed by scientific support. This is from spiritual leaders like Saint Francis of Assai. Graffman, and other are utilizing psychological experiments in studying if morality has lifted up a new window which it is meant to be good. A researcher from Harvard named Marc Hauser has designed clever psychological experiments in studying morality. He used his research to figure out that people all over the world brain’s read questions the exact way. This shows that moral thinking is innate to the human brain. This is rather than being a culture product.


Now some general information about Jorge Moll. Moll is a graduate of Federal University in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He graduated in the year 1994. After that he completed Neurology resident in that university as well. In the year 2003, he completed his thesis. The thesis was an fMRI in sensitivity and moral judgement. In 2004-2007 Jorge Moll worked in the National Institutes of Health, NINDS, in the Cognitive Section, in Bethesda Unit. His current job is the head of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit. He is also the current director of the D’Or Institute for Education and Research. This is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Watch this video on Youtube.

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