Jorge Moll is a Brazilian Neurologist. He graduated in 1994 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1998, Jorge Moll obtained a medical resident from the same university. In 2004, Jorge graduated from the Sao Paulo University with a Ph.D. in experimental Pathophysiology. Jorge Moll is the founder president of the D’OR institute of research and education.
Jorge Moll is also a member of the board of The Neuroinformatics Workgroup and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit. He has always acted professionally, and his achievements have not gone unnoticed. In 2004-2007, He was honored with a research fellow NIH award. In 2008, Jorge Moll became elected as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the governor of the board of International NeuroEthics Society in 2012
Jorge Moll has taken part in several published works that include the following:
- The neural basis of human moral cognition
- Morals and the human brain-a working model
- Functional networks in emotional moral and non-moral social judgments
Jorge is interested in the neural and psychological mechanism governing the social preferences and human choices. Jorge Moll likes to study how factors such as the following shape these mechanisms:
- Values, morals, and culture
- Neurotechnological interventions
Jorge has made a great contribution to the work on, “The science behind the power of giving”. In this work, Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman stresses on the fact that the human brain is wired to serve. Moll and Grafman had spent some time scanning the brains of volunteers. They had been asked to think of a situation where they were to keep the money to themselves or donate it to charity. Two studies were carried out in 2000 to determine the origin of the brain’s impulse to give. The result of the experiment was tied to the behavior of the subject. They found out that subjects experienced a similar pattern of brain activity when they either take a payoff or decide to donate.