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Jorge Moll Explores How Affective Relationships Can Lead To Happier And Healthier Lifestyles

Since 2006, Researcher and D’Or institute of research and education founder Jorge Moll has pursued the study of how the human brain reacts to emotional and tender feelings. Jorge seeks to prove the age-old theorem that if something feels good, it probably is the right thing. He particularly hopes to confirm the connection between good relationships and wellbeing in life. His research is, therefore, constantly pursuing individuals engaged in good deeds and examining how these contribute to their sense of mental and physical well-being.


Preliminary studies involved having different individuals recount their experiences with acts of affection, bonding with family or romantic partners or while volunteering to courses they hold close to heart. As they recount these and answer some of the questions relating to this experience from his team, Jorge observes their brain activity through Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


Early findings point out to the fact that engaging in good deeds, events, and playing a role towards the fulfillment of courses you hold dear like cheering a football match or volunteer work activates the brain’s reward centers that then trigger pleasurable sensations. Jorge Moll is f the opinion that human beings ride on a preprogrammed biological system that derives more pleasure from giving other receiving. The neurologist is, therefore, confident that understanding these core aspects of human existence can go a long way in addressing some lifestyle and mental disorders like the all-too-common depression.


More about Jorge Moll


Jorge is a highly accomplished medical researcher in the fields of pathophysiology. The Neuroscience graduate from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro is also the founder and current president of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education headquartered in Rio De Janeiro. He also acts as the institute’s director and senior researcher.


Throughout the years, Jorge has received numerous and awards and recognition for his role in advancing awareness of the neuroscience part of medicine. For instance, in 2015, he was awarded the visiting scholar’s award by Stanford University’s Neuroscience Institute. His prowess has also seen him elected to different distinct posts within the healthcare sector such as an enjoinment as an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2013. Jorge Moll also heads Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU).


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