Jorge Moll: The Correlation of Good Deeds and Science

Jorge Moll has published a study in 2006 regarding the correlation of morality and brain activities. More than a decade ago, the Brazilian neuroscientist conducted an experiment that would change the face of neuroscience forever. He was baffled about the connection of morality with the activities happening inside the brain, so he decided to conduct an experiment. He invited more than 25 people to become subjects for the experiment, and he explained what needs to be done. The subjects agreed to the conditions set by Jorge Moll, and they decided to undergo the experimentation of their brain by thinking about two different scenarios inside their mind – one where they are the generous guy and the other, where they will act as a selfish individual.

Jorge Moll also attached several machines to their subjects, allowing him to see through their heads and determine what is going on inside their heads. The result of the experiment is astounding, as the subjects who have been thinking about their generous selves posted the largest movement inside their brains. However, when they thought about being selfish, the brain did not move and brain activity was completely zero. Jorge Moll found a small area in the front part of the brain where hormones are being released. These hormones feel good, and they felt like eating with pleasure or having sex (http://moll-lab.org/our-team/jorge-moll). The result of the experiment was remarkable, and other scientists who have been checking on the experiment have congratulated Jorge Moll for his discovery.

This discovery is under further assessment and research. Scientists today who have been studying these phenomena said that it will be a huge help for the scientists of the future. The discovery is also stated to become a prime factor in finding out the answer about the phenomenon referred to as helper’s high. This is characterized by a warm feeling inside the body of a generous person. Jorge Moll stated that he is happy with the result of the research, and he thanked everyone who has participated in the research. Even if the experiment was conducted years ago, its results were still significant to the scientific industry.