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Jorge Moll: Brazil’s Renowned Neuroscientist

Jorge Moll is a Neuroscientist who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a medical degree in 1994, which is the same school where Jorge Moll completed his medical residency in Neurology three years later. In 2004, Jorge Moll also earned a Doctorate in Sciences from the University of São Paulo prior to earning a postdoctoral degree at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Jorge Moll is currently the founder and coordinator of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit and president-director of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Scholar.Google).


Jorge Moll’s research focuses on the following areas: “neural bases of behavior and moral cognition, neuroscience and social psychology, moral emotions and antisocial behavior, through clinical and neuropsychological studies in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders and functional magnetic resonance imaging.” Jorge Moll was officially elected a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2008 and then elected a member of the governors’ board of the International Neuroethics Society four years later.


A typical day for Jorge Moll includes attending many meetings with various people such as students, staff members, and business associates covering a diverse range of topics. The trends that interest Jorge Moll are Artificial intelligence (AI) and how machines and brains may someday work with each other. One business idea Jorge Moll once shared is for companies to simply provide people with the needs essential to making their lives easier. Jorge Moll once said “don’t sit on ideas and plans. Either implement, or discard them quickly,” which means that every good idea, or plan, must be shared with the rest of the world. In addition, it’s essential for companies to select the best people to help implement those ideas into the real world.

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