In Brazil, the field of neuroscience is steadily climbing itself on top of researches, studies, tests, and brain scans, and scientific research is getting closer and closer to answers that humankind has been asking since a long time ago.
Neuroscience is actually quite a strong field in the moderately-developed country that is Brazil, but even the statement that Brazil is not a developed country is entirely wrong. Because of the vast territory that it has, not every region is as advanced as the capital and the metropolitan centers of the nation. São Paulo, for example, is a state full of well-developed and financially active cities, including its capital, São Paulo city. Learn more about Jorge Moll at Google Scholar.
Rio de Janeiro is another region that has strong presence in the neuroscience field, and the most significant scientific researches often take place in the Universities of the country, including the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, acronym UFRJ.
Jorge Moll is one of the best researchers and scientists that represent Brazil, having graduated from UFRJ and currently studying and scanning brains to figure out new interactions in the human body that science was not aware of yet. Read more about Jorge Moll at crunchbase.com.
One of the most famous studies that Jorge Moll has conducted has to do with generosity and altruism, two ways of thinking that were often thought to be simple ethical and moral choices. That was without considering the effects that altruism has on the human’s well-being, the body’s health and what good “doing good” does for our brains.
Jorge Moll found amazing discoveries by having their patients do some good for others, like give a little bit of their time and attention to someone else, even though they are in a hurry; helping someone with a task, even though that person was completely fine with doing it alone; even donating a few coins to a homeless would trigger something in the brain.
As it turns out, the experienced scientist Jorge Moll discovered that acts of generosity do trigger a primitive part of the brain and releases chemical components that make us feel very good and improves our well-being.
Jorge Moll was amazingly pleased to see that our brains are hard-wired to want to help others.