Jorge Moll is a neuroscientist who is currently the President of the Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino, also known as IDOR. IDOR is located in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. At IDOR, Jorge Moll obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from the University of Sao Paulo, which is also located in Brazil. To earn his Ph.D., Dr. Moll wrote a thesis on fMRI in moral judgment and sensitivity. This love of studying the brain and morality continues to paint his work today, and he now has over 150 entries in Google Scholar.
With papers titled “Functional Networks in Emotional Moral and Nonmoral Social Judgments and Moral Judgments, Emotions and the Utilitarian Brain”, you can see why Dr. Moll’s is an expert in topics relating to emotions, moral judgments, and the biochemistry of the brain itself. One of Jorge’s most cited works is his 2005 publication in the journal of Nature Reviews Neuroscience titled “The Neural Basis of Human Moral Cognition” (Facebook). In this study, Dr. Moll and the other authors use a new field of science called moral cognitive neuroscience to offer some insight into explaining complex aspects of moral cognition in humans.
Jorge Moll has received many awards during his life including the Research Fellow NIH award and the Visiting Scholar Award. He has been Elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2008 as well as being elected a governing board member of the International Neuroethics Society in 2012 and 2013. In addition, he has given many talks and speeches at multiple institutes throughout the world. His talk about human action and motivations has over 3,000 views on Youtube.
In the future when you think about distinguished scientists in the field of Neurology, Jorge Moll should come to mind. His work will be used and expanded upon for many years to come in academia (http://www.idor.org/nossa-equipe).