Jorge Moll’s Research on the Link between Neurology and Morality

Heading a neurology study at the National Health Institute was Jorge Moll, a top-notch neurologist and the President of D’Or Institute for Health and Education. Alongside his team of specialists, Jorge Moll came up with interesting findings. The study that was conducted in 2006 was designed by Jordan Grafman, another renown neurologist, and Jorge Moll. The study was aimed at finding out how the physiology of the brain affects one’s morality and altruism.

During the study, the participants’ brains were scanned as they were presented with different scenarios regarding how they keep the money to oneself or donate it to a charity organization. When the research was carried out, those that chose to help others, primitive parts of their brains were activated. It means that giving is associated with the part of the brain where pleasures are felt. It indicated that people give because it makes them feel better.

Through the findings of the study, Jorge Moll reached a conclusion that empathy is an integral thing when it comes to shaping one’s morality. The fact that one can recognize another creature’s internal state is a key evolutionary leap in developing social behavior. This development of social behavior is linked to one’s awareness of wrong and right. All in all, the research conducted by Jorge Moll and his team is an important step in the quest of comprehending human neurology.

With vast experience, Jorge Moll has been able to make a name in the global scene when it comes to neurology, but it did not come easily. Jorge Moll’s journey to the top began at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, located in Brazil. He studied Neuroscience and graduated with an MD.

Having had a passion for neuroscience, Jorge Moll went ahead to further his studies at the Sao Paulo University. It was from there that he graduated with a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology. His skills and experience is a clear indication of his prowess in the field of neuroscience. It is the drive he had to transform people’s lives through neuroscience that made him start D’Or Institute for Health and Education.


Honors Continue To Arrive For Judge Marco Antonio Marques De Silva

The honors which have been arriving at the door of Judge Marco Antonio Marques de Silva continued recently when a new building was named for the Brazilian legal expert. The newly opened auditorium at the PUC-Sao Paulo Perdizes campus was named in honor of the legal expert from the Brazilian city who acts as a Professor of Criminal Law at the academic institution. A graduate of Pontificate Catholic University, Marques de Silva has been building a popular and respected career as both a teacher and legal expert presiding over the court of appeals.


In receiving the honor of the teaching auditorium being named after him, the judge has completed a remarkable journey from his home city of Itapetininga in the state of Sao Paulo to the highest offices in the land. As a leading figure in the judiciary, Marco Antonio Marques de Silva began his career path towards becoming a lawyer and later a judge at the age of 15 when he made the decision to work towards a legal career. Graduating from PUC-Sao Paulo, the legal expert made his way to the academic institution to extend his career with graduate and doctorate qualifications in the law which concluded with his awarding of a tenured position at the school.


The ceremony designed to show appreciation for the work and career of Judge Marco Antonio Marques de Silva which was attended by many of the luminaries of PUC-Sao Paulo. Among those who attended was the former President of the Court of Appeals, Dirceu di Mello who is also the President of the college; many of the colleagues of Marques de Silva also stepped forward to give their thanks to his work and career including legal professor Ricardo Sayeg. Although Marco Antonio Marques de Silva was honored for his career and commitment to learning at PUC-Sao Paulo he was also a key part of the fundraising and planning team for the new auditoriums which now bear his name.