The brain is the most important organ in the human body. The brain receives impulses from the five senses and commands the muscles to react. Other than being the central sensory organ, the brain records, and stores memories — so you repeat actions that led to rewards, and avoid actions that led to negative consequences. This makes the brain responsible for human behavior.
The brains of some individuals do not interpret the signals, as they should. To understand this, scientists have to study how their brains function and compare them to the brains of healthy individuals. These studies are known as neuroscience.
Neuroscience is a vital discipline in biology because it aims at assisting people who have brain disorders to adapt to their environment, increase their productivity, and give them the ability to learn.
These studies aim at developing new methods of treating brain disorders thus making them cheaper and more effective (Diasdacruz).
Brain disorders lower the quality of lives of the affected individuals. Dr. Jorge Moll has a passion for helping people who suffer from these lives-altering conditions. He has dedicated his life to researching brain conditions, which sheds more light on how to improve the lives of these individuals.
Dr. Moll is also skilled in behavioral neuroscience and the study of morality. Dr. Moll is also competent in fMRI. This is a brain imaging technique that maps brain activity by measuring changes in blood flow.
Jorge Moll is the president and a member of the board of directors at D’Or Institute for Research and Education. IDOR uses techniques such as fMRI, patient evaluation, magnetic stimulation and advanced neuroinformatics to discover how human beings function and more importantly, make decisions.
The organization, founded by Dr. Jorge Moll, researches personality disorders, dementia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social anxiety disorders, impulsive disorders, treatment and rehabilitation of brain stroke patients, and brain connectivity.
Besides IDOR, Dr. Jorge Moll is also the founder and research director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit and Neuroinformatics Workgroup, which is a Rio de Janeiro based brain diagnostic and imaging laboratory.