In 2006, the National Institute of Health under the leadership of its neuroscientist, Jorge Moll conducted a study on brain physiology and its relation to morality. Recently, Jorge revealed the findings of this study during an interview, and they are breathtaking. He says that according to the study, acts of kindness were handled by primitive brain parts. The part of the brain that sex and food are stimulated is the same that giving a donation or offering a helping hand.
From this study which was conducted through scanning the volunteers’ brains activity as they participated in acts of kindness, it was clear that human morality was primitive. This means that one does not need to be intellectually elite to recognize an act of kindness or partake in it.
Jorge Moll believes that ethics and morality are hardwired into our brains. This is the reason even a child can recognize or partake in the act of kindness. The findings also shade light to some bizarre occurrences of an animal to animal kindness. Jorge Moll argues that more research into the working of the human brain will help humanity understand better issues revolving around morality and ethics.
About Jorge Moll the neurologist
Mr. Moll has dedicated his life and career to neuroscience. He is committed to understanding and shading light on how the physical nature of the brain influences human decision making. Thanks to his efforts in this field, Jorge is a well-recognized cognitive neuroscience specialist. Moll is also a trendsetter neuroscience researcher. The research methodologies he employed in his 2006 study including the distinctive functional magnetic resonance imaging have now widely been adopted by other researchers in neuroscience.
Currently, Jorge Moll is the Director and President of the famous D’Or Institute of Research and Education. This institute is based in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has previously worked at Stanford university’s neurological department and later National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke before joining D’Or. He studied B.S in Neurology at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro. He then pursued a PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology from Sao Paulo University’s Medical School and attained it in 2004.