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Jorge Moll graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro obtaining his medical degree. He then completed both his medical residence and PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology in Neurology at the same university São Paulo University. Jorge Moll is the founder and current head of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR), Rio de Janeiro, and of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU).


Jorge Moll conducts most of his daily operation as President-director and member of the governing board of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education. In Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Moll acts as a Brazil Senior Researcher developing theory to the operations of the human brain. His work as Head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit and Neuroinformatics Workgroup, landed Jorge with an award in Research & Education Awards & distinctions Research Fellow NIH award from 2004 to 2007. Brazilian Academy of Sciences has also positioned Jorge Moll as an affiliate member. Other groups Jorge Moll has been invited and accepted joining include Elected governors board member of the International Neuroethics Society and Stanford Neuroscience Institute, at Stanford University (2015).


Jorge Moll work with a new study reveals new brain function data. Belonging to a group of similar like-minded soccer fans show an increase in positive social behavior. It seems that the more a human is involved in social environments that they feel accepted and the greater sense of self-awareness they tend to have. The goal of Jorge Moll study was to recognize the motivation within the members of specific group of people. The study chose soccer fans.


A method that was used to represent the involvement of a fan was giving them a device in which they would squeeze during an experimental trial. They were given an opportunity to give a form of a donation to individuals that were apart of three different groups. The same group as themselves, different group, or their own person. They saw that the subjects had a greater desire to want to give to individuals of the same group even if they were Anonymous and did not know them. This work has helped us see a greater view of the human mind. The more we can see eye to eye on a subject matter the more we want for one another.