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Dr. Jorge Moll – Career and Current Research

Neuroscientist Jorge Moll is a Brazilian expert and founder of the IDOR or D’Or Institute of Research and Education. He started up the institute in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and has been working as its leader in the capacity of President and Director of Board and is also a Research Group Leader.

Dr. Jorge Moll achieved his training and higher education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994. He graduated in Medicine, and the completed a Neurology residency at the university in 1997. Dr. Jorge Moll also achieved a Ph. D. in Experimental pathophysiology from the University of Sao Paulo’s Faculty of Medicine in 2003. His thesis was on the MRI in sensitivity and moral judgment.

Next, in his education and training, Dr. Jorge Moll was a research fellow at the National Institute of Health where he worked at the section of Cognitive Neuroscience in Bethesda, the United States of America. He was at the position from 2004 up until 2007 when Dr. Jorge Moll decided to change the direction of his career and establish the IDOR or D’Or Institute of Research and Education.

The D’Or Institute for Research and Education works on various projects in neuroscience with Dr. Jorge Moll at the helm of that particular sector of the institute. Dr. Jorge Moll has been heading the unit of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and is also serving as the President and Director of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education. The institution is based in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

One of the most research studies that Dr. Jorge Moll has been heading has been mostly on altruism. The study contradicts the established philosophical views on the matter as it proved that altruism, being selfless, and executing acts of kindness and charity are a fundamental part of the morale of a human and are not at all a higher faculty (http://moll-lab.org/our-team/jorge-moll). In fact, on his research, Dr. Jorge Moll discovered that altruism is a basic need for every person as the par that responds to it is the same that responds to food and pleasure, and other basic needs.

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