Jorge Moll’s journey in studying the functioning of the brain.

Jorge Moll serves as the president and the head researcher of D’Or Institute for Research & Education. He is also the senior of Cognitive Neuroscience Unit as well as the Neuroinformatics Workgroup.

In 2004 Jorge received the NIH award from D’Or Institute for Research and Education Awards & distinctions Research, due to his exceptional skills in the field Jorge was appointed as governors board member of the international neuroethics society. In 2008 he was named the affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of sciences. Jorge’s recent recognition was in 2015 when he was awarded visiting scholar award by the Stanford Neuroscience Institute in Stanford University.

When still in school, Jorge grew the passion for studying the brain, and how it functions, and around 1996 Jorge got an opportunity to view his first fMRI images. FMRI was a concept to view brain images better developed by a few scientists in 1991.

In 1998, Jorge worked on a project that would help them study the higher functions of the brain, in the same year he acquired the first brain images when people made moral judgments. This study would help them understand that frontal lobes are activated when people make moral decisions.

Over the years Jorge Moll has perfected his skills and conducted more research to understand how the brain works in different situations. A recent study on the brain showed the effectiveness of the brain to help in healing be it a physical illness or even an addiction.

In one study, it was discovered that people with addictions or certain health conditions respond better to people who understand and have gone through the same process, the study was conducted with a group of people with several sclerosis, and the research provided support for the patients by facilitating a 15 minutes call for one month. The helpers were also people who had experienced the same condition and after the month. It was evident that both parties benefited but those who helped the patients showed an increased level of self-esteem and experienced less depression.

Several studies where both the helpers and patients had experienced the same condition were done, and the brain responded differently after the sessions.

Jorge’s passion for understanding the brain more has helped him develop methods and come up with helpful information which will help the health sector to progress regarding treatments