Neurologist Jorge Moll, MD, PhD serves as President-Director as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the D’Or Institute for Research and Education based out of Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is also the head of the unit for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at the institute. Jorge is a graduate of the medical school at the Federal University of Rio De Janiero and did his residency at that facility as well.
Jorge Moll is noted for his work in the field of psychology as well as doing research regarding how neural mechanisms influence the choices that humans make. He has numerous publications to his credit that deal with this field and include topics such as moral cognition, values, sensitivity and emotions. Jorge has also worked closely with other leading neuroscience researchers including Roland Zahn, Ricardo Oliveira Souza and Jordan Grafman.
Jorge Moll recently opened up about some of his innovative new research in regard to the interplay between a person’s overall feeling of wellness and relationships. The basis of this research is the revelation that humans are essentially programmed to get a higher degree of pleasure out of giving back to other than the pleasure that is received from getting something from another person.
Depression is becoming an ever more present issue in human society and the suggestion is that a large part of this is due to the breakdown in human relationships and interactions that have become more prevalent in modern society. What Jorge Moll has discovered in his extensive research is the fact that the real key to overcoming issues related to depression is to have quality relationships in your life. His research has specifically focused on the reactions the brain has to emotional feelings as well as to acts that fall within an altruistic and ethical sphere. The end result that Jorge Moll’s research has yielded is that it appears that pleasure arises within humans by the act of doing things for others. These results show that the brains reward systems give far more pleasure to a person from the act of giving rather than receiving. Jorge’s research further shows that this act of giving in conjunction with close relationships plays a huge role in a person’s overall well being.