The Practice of Human Neurobiology by Jorge Moll
Neuroscience is medical field that focuses on how the brain works. Neuroscience is the field that Jorge Moll has specialized in. By being a neuroscientist, Moll is a medical practitioner.
Jorge Moll is renown in his profession. Moll gets his experience from having attended the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in the nineties for his MD and medical residency. The experience doesn’t end there. In 2004 he went on to receive Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from Sao Paulo University.
Presently he Jorge Moll has other roles that are related to his profession. He is a senior researcher, president and board member of IDOR – D`Or Institute of Research and Education. He has another responsibility at Neuroinformatics Workgroup IDOR and Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit(CBNU).
Jorge Moll has done several studies. The studies focus on physical mechanisms that drive emotional responses and how mental ailments affect how the two hemispheres of the brain work. In 2006 he directed his efforts to altruism. In this study, Moll looks on the how feelings get affected to generous giving by the architecture of the brain. The study anchor on human behavior to support or reject societal causes at the expense of material gain.
The study explored subjects reactions to a range of issues that are thought to be controversial – for the subjects to rely on held beliefs. The study focused on parts that relate to social feelings of aversion and attachment. In the study, the subjects were told that they stood to benefit in money. The pressure to address the beliefs and the suggested benefit, enable Moll and fellow scientists to examine how the brain interplayed altruism and monetary gain.
Moll and scientists found out that the pleasure centers of the brain release dopamine when there is a money motivation. Another surprising result was that dopamine is also released when subjects want to donate for charitable courses. The subjects brain`s center becomes active for cases of donations that participant makes.
Moll`s study has benefits. Results obtained from the research guide other human morality scientists. Moll further suggests an idea that parts that control our concept of reward and conviction are what make humans supportive of others beyond our immediate family.