Jorge Moll is Brazilian who was born in Rio De Janeiro and always had the passion of doing medicine after high school. He, therefore, ended up joining the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro where he received his undergraduate medical degree in 1994. In the same institution, he was able to finish his Neurology residency study in 1997 and also acquired his Ph.D. in Experimental Physiopathology at the University of Sao Paulo in the Faculty of Medicine in 2004. Moll did not end his academic there but took it to another level by pursuing his post-doctorate research degree and also studied Cognitive Neuroscience at Bethesda in the United States of America by the end 2007.
Jorge Moll was the founder of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit as a way to quencher his urge of giving back to the society that gave him an opportunity of succeeding. It deals with the patients who are suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders where Jorge Moll and his team ensure that their patients receive high-quality services hence an improvement in their health.
In Nature’s Scientific Reports Journal published in November 23rd, it was revealed that brain functioning could be involved as an altruistic motivator among the soccer fans being an application of the neural basis of the prosocial behavior of in-group attachment. Dr. Jorge Moll being the senior author of the research and a neuroscientist states that it’s a unique and fundamental property for any Human being to have a cultural group attachment.
Jorge Moll was the head of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education which was the station for conducting their study. This research aimed to identify the neural mechanism responsible for an altruistic motivation among people within the same social group. Therefore the objective of using soccer fans was to determine which areas of the soccer fan’s brain was used in this type of behavior hence being an aid in their study.
Lastly, it is only by one understanding the neural mechanisms that are involved in pro-group and group belongings behavior that one can easily be able to develop brain modulation techniques capable of addressing clinical problems like psychiatric symptoms.