Jorge Moll’s Research and Creativity Might Have Just Changed The World

Jorge Moll is a member of the board of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). He is also the president and Director of IDOR. Jorge serves as a senior researcher at the D’Or Institute for Research and education. He heads the Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at the institute. He was elected to serve as the governor and board member of the International Neuroethics society in 2012-2013.


In 1994 Jorge Moll graduated from the medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He completed a Neurology residence in 1997 from the same University. Jorge Moll possesses a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from the University of Sao Paulo. In 2015 he received the Visiting Scholar Award from the Stanford University under the Stanford Neuroscience Institute. He was also awarded an Award and distinctions of NIH award in 2004-2007. In 2008 Jorge was elected as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman researched people involving scanning brains of volunteers to think of scenarios where they keep the money for themselves or donate to charity. The experiment suggested that generosity lights up the brain to be more responsive to pleasure. Their finding in 2006 was that unselfishness could lead to people feeling good. They have invested more in psychological experiments and brain imaging to determine whether the brain has a moral compass built in it. What this research has revealed is that the morality of the human brain has biological roots. It has led to the learning that the foundation of morality is empathy.


Imagine if a doctor using a device that retrieves information using one voice command when you attend an appointment. Nowadays technology is playing an essential aspect of medical progress. Jorge Moll recognizes this importance, especially in healthcare. He states that the technological advances in the US have extended into the health industry. Jorge reports of how Dr. Albert Chan the Vice President of innovation at Sutter Health paid a visit to D’Or Institute in Brazil. Chan’s goal is to have people educated on the implementation of technology in transforming the patient experience.

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