Being A neuroscientist comes with its perks, but if your Jorge Moll, than it comes with a lot more. As a Businessman, Scientist, and President. Yes, he is the president, member of the board and senior researcher for the D’Or Institute of Research and education, also he is President of the Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino, a medical research institute. Visit Jorge’s profile on facebook.com. Jorge Moll was born and raised in Brazil, he grew up fascinated with the mind, he took his deepest pleasures in astronomy and the unknown of the universe. This fascination led him to study medical science, which led him to major in neuroscience at the University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1995 Jorge Moll got his hands on a fMRI scanner that helped cause the breakthrough in his research. With this fMRI scanner, he was able to see images of brain patterns. He produced two big studies which yielded results. The Study of the Promotion of Affiliative Feelings through Magnetic Resonance Neurofeedback and Neural correlates of olfactory and gustatory coffee experience. The first study provided information and feedback on Neurofeedback through fMRI which studies the higher function of the brain through patterns able to detect social values. The aim of the study is to differentiate the transition between two emotional states to pick up on a signal of right from wrong decisions. His second study was to test healthy volunteers with mental disorders, to see what motivated certain behaviors. Jorge Moll through his testing came to find out that in the brain there is a correlation between charity and emotion. People who help others or show compassion have a strong emotional connection with the situation.
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Not only discoveries, but many rewards have been given to Jorge Moll for his accomplishments. From 2004-07 he was elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. In 2008, he was elected to the governors board member of the International Neuroethics Society,2012-13 he accepted the Visiting Scholar Award, many others achievements followed behind. In a nutshell, he has dedicated his life to studying the brain to help us live better lives. Jorge Moll knows that positive thinking and good mental health can take you a long way. Visit Ideamensch to know more about Jorge Moll.