A well-known medical professional by name Jorge Moll was awarded his MD and then went ahead to complete his medical residency in Neurology at The Federal University of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. This was from the mid-1990s to late 1990. By the year 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from a different learning institution within Brazil. At the moment, he has not only founded and heads the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit but is also a President, Senior Researcher and one of the board members of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR).
The idea for IDOR was brewed from the desire to start medical research that is the first class that included education and innovation in the healthcare sector. His daily activities include lots of interactions with different types of professionals from different fields includes bringing an exchange of ideas which is very key in his profession.
Jorge Moll is well known for his research on brain functioning. His previous queries include how emotional reactions influence the physical responses and how being ill mentally affects the power and working of the brain’s hemispheres. His other study is altruism which makes him take a closer look at how the design and wiring of our brain affect our attitude towards giving to charity. This study originates from the tendency of humans to oppose or endorse societal benefits at the cost of self-benefit.
For the study to be successful, Moll’s team set the use of functional magnetic imaging to scrutinize the subjects’ under study’s brains. Emphasis was specially placed on the part of the brain controlling the reward system through the release of chemical dopamine, a chemical responsible for pleasure. Several other examinations were done, and all along participants were required either to endorse or oppose issues which were deemed controversial and for surety of their answers, monetary gain was put in place.
The results found out that making choices that the result was for them receiving money, pleasure centers released dopamine. The hormone was also released when one was supporting charitable issues that aligned to one’s belief. This happened in contrast that giving out caused monetary loss. This study helps to understand how human species operate.
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