Jorge Moll – Recognized Neuroscientist and Founder of IDOR

Dr. Jorge Moll is a Brazilian neuroscientist working in partnership with VHM Ventures. The organization of VHM Ventures offers support for biomedical research breakthroughs in modern medicine. Mr. Jorge Moll is a popular researcher in his field of study and has been working with Neurology since 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in 2004 and is the founder of the IDOR Institute of Research and Education. Mr. Jorge Moll currently holds the positions of President of IDOR, a board member of its research institute, as well as a Senior Researcher at the IDOR institute.

 

Mr. Jorge Moll has been working in some neurology studies at the IDOR Institute of Research and Education before his current partnership working together with VHM Ventures that began in 2017. From the Medical School of Sao Paulo, Dr. Jorge Moll graduated with a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology in 2004 (http://vivendodebemcomavida.com.br/2017/12/21/conheca-o-estudo-que-jorge-moll-lidera-sobre-acoes-humanas-que-resultam-em-beneficios-a-saude/).

 

When Dr. Jorge Moll started working towards establishing a career, he founded the IDOR which stands for the D’ Or Institute of Research and Education. A few years later Dr. Jorge Moll also added a Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit to the IDOR. Dr. Jorge Moll has been taking part in a variety of neuroscientific research, and the most recent one was on the sense of altruism. The study aimed to find out where in the brain the moral faculty is used and how does that support of override current philosophical points of view on the matter.

 

The results of the study sent a wave of discussions as it showed that altruism is found in the same place as the basic needs and pleasures such as food and sex (IDOR). That means that being selfless and giving to charity is not a higher moral faulty, contrary to popular belief. Instead, altruism is a basic need in the human brain.

 

Over the course of his neuroscientific and business career, Dr. Jorge all has been recognized on many occasions. He received an award for being an NIH Research Fellow from 2004 up until 2007. A year later Dr. Jorge Moll was noted again and elected by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences to be an affiliate member. Most recently, he received a Visiting Scholar Award from Stanford University.

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