What Dr. Jorge Moll Found Out About The Act Of Giving

Jorge Moll, MD, is a neurologist who lives in the greater Rio de Janeiro, Brazil area. Jorge earned his medical degree in neuroscience at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997. He also completed his residency at this educational institution. In 2000 he started attending Sao Paulo University and in 2003 he graduated with a Ph.D. in experimental pathophysiology.

After graduating from college Dr. Jorge Moll moved to the United States and worked for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He was a research fellow for this federal government department from July 2004 to February 2007. He has since performed research and worked in both Brazil and America. This included a two-month stint where he was a visiting research scholar at Stanford University in California. He also founded an investment firm in San Jose called VHM Ventures for which he is a partner (http://www.jorgemoll.com.br/)..

Dr. Jorge Moll’s main work is done in Brazil, however. He founded the D’Or Institute of Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro. He is the president of this company and also has a seat on its board. He also works for two labs. The first one is the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit for which he is the director. He also works at Neuroinformatics Workgroup where he does diagnostics and imaging. More about Dr. Jorge Moll in (Crunchbase)

One of Dr. Jorge Moll’s more interesting research projects resulted in a study that was published in 2015 He and his team were researching why people are happy to help out others. Philosophers and religious leaders have been coming up with answers for this question for centuries. For example, Saint Francis of Assisi famously said, “For it is in giving that receive”. Dr. Jorge Moll wanted to see if there was any hard science to back this belief up.

Along with his research partner Jordan Grafman, Dr. Jorge Moll found out that humans are evolutionarily designed to help. This throws Darwin’s survival of the fittest on its head but regardless he said the evidence shows that those who are kind and helpful to others are the people that find the most life satisfaction.