Jorge Moll and The Cognitive Approach

One of the most important organs in our body is the brain and nervous system. Research in this particular area has proven to be very important because it has enabled us to find treatment for disorders of the nervous system and brain. Jorge Moll was one of the great neurologist that contributed to our complex studies of these two organs. Jorge Moll graduated from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1994 from medical school. Follow Jorge on linkedin.com. His studies included but did not restrict to Neurology, Experimental Psychopathology, and he also did general studies of the brain pertaining to judgement and sensitivity. Between 2004-2007, Jorge Moll was the head of the cognitive and behavioral neuroscience unit and president of the D’OR institute from Research and Education. Jorge Moll had a strong interest in the psychological and neural mechanisms governing human choices and social preferences. Many of his projects and experiments aimed to explore the representation of human values in the brain. Even today in our modern world, cognitive neuroscience is an emerging field of research that focuses on the neural basis of unique human forms.

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Jorge Moll was interested in what motivated people and researched this by using fMRI encoding models to track behavioral measures in different conditions. In this study he investigated the development between adolescence and adulthood of the neural processing of social emotions. Many studies that Jorge Moll did with the encoding models showed how the activity within the brain’s regions changed between adolescence and adulthood. According to Jorge Moll altruism and affiliated emotions was what made human beings interact regardless of whether they belong to the same family or not. He found through his studies that moral feelings emanate from the communications of how a person feelings and there judgmental reasoning. Jorge Molls actually inferred that doing a good deed makes the conscience content. When our conscience is happy, similar to being in a good mood, it promotes better health as well. These findings were actually helpful to patients with mental dysfunctions. Through Jorge Molls research as well as others, this helps us to understand the mind process of individuals suffering from mental disorders and helping with social behavioral impairments. Watch this video on Youtube.

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