Jorge Moll is currently the Director of D’Or Institute for Research and Education. He is also part of the governing board of the firm. The company is best known for its advancement in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Jorge Moll is a neuroscientist and a neurologist. He is also highly experienced in behavioral neuroscience, prefrontal cortex, and mortality. Jorge Moll attended Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro for his masters’ degree. He also obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Physiopathology. This he received from the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz da Universidad de Sao Paulo.
Jorge Moll is a senior researcher and head of the cognitive neuroscience unit and neuroinformatics workgroup. He was elected as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2008. He was also selected as a member of the board of governors of the International Neuroethics Society. He has been awarded severally during his career including; Visiting Scholar Award, Research Fellow NIH Award, D’Or Institute for Research and Education Award among others.
Recently, a study was done by the IDOR which showed the neural basis for social need behavior in the in-group attachment (Ideamensch). Jorge Moll state that most human beings have different accessories to the culture this, therefore, brings the importance of the study of neural basis. A group of soccer fans was studied using the fmR machine. It captured their brain activities vividly to understand the neural events that led to motivation and decisions made among members of the same social group. Another study was done to see if participants would choose to obtain money for themselves or be given to. This was done by the participants squeezing a pressure device which they hand-held during the experiment.
The results of the donation experiment showed that an average of the participants preferred donating anonymously to fans of their soccer teams than those who are not fans. Other participants prefer obtaining the money themselves. The analyses showed that during the experiment, the medial orbitofrontal cortex; a brain part which is paramount for subjective value of choices given, showed increased activity (https://gazetteday.com/2018/04/jorge-moll-discovers/). Jorge Moll and his fellow researchers wanted to understand the medial orbitofrontal cortex connection to other parts of the brain.