Jorge Moll Finds Happiness in the Brain

For anyone who wonders what is the best way to feel good on an emotional level, the answer may be a little surprising. The bottom line about feeling good, and in some cases feeling better, comes down to the actions you initiate. The surprising part about it involves doing good for someone else. And, the best part about the whole deal is that helping others benefits you in more ways than one as described by Jorge Moll.


If there is any doubt as to whether all these claims of good deeds actually yield rewards hold water, scientific research and top professionals have evidence that says yes it does. Studies performed at Harvard Business School show that people feel better about gifting monies to others rather than spending it on themselves. These findings are compared to predictions made by the participants themselves prior to their involvement.


Looking deeper into the cause and effect that goes on within the brain during such activities, studies conducted by Jorge Moll and his associates find similar results. However, there are slight differences in the approach between the findings. The study conducted by Moll is in association with the National Institutes of Health, which attributes the good feelings to endorphins.


Getting to the bottom of what goes on in the brain is Moll’s life work, and he performs quite well at it (Crunchbase). As a matter of fact, he is something of a big wig when it comes to heading organizations that have things to do with the brain and neuroscience. One of his titles include President-director of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), where he is also a member of the governing board. He also serves as Brazil Senior Researcher for IDOR. Of course, these positions are the result of graduation from institutions of higher education ( They include the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz da Universidade de São Paulo.


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