The president of D’Or Institute of Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Moll, came across a theory that was discovered while examining the brain of some volunteers. Moll graduated medical school at Federal University of Rio De Janeiro as well as completing his neurology residency. While studying the brain was definitely Moll’s forte, his recent analysis contained something for the greater good. According to the Washington Post Jorge Moll and his fellow colleague Jordan Grafman stumbled upon the relationship between morality and biology, suggesting that the two actually had more connection than one can assume. The scenario for the volunteers was to think about whether to donate money to charity or to keep it to themselves.
While making the decision, Moll noticed the primitive part of the brain that lights up for food and sex was the same for the volunteers that responded to donating to charity. This observation implied that it actually gave humans some tangible form of sensation by giving versus receiving.
Did this tie into how morally doing something can also biologically make us feel good as well? Science backed up their conclusion of how being unselfish felt good. Moll shared all of the previous information with his colleague through email and Grafman started to further his research on the fact that since morality backed up science it explained why psychopaths made some of their decisions based off of moral inclination. Moll also graduated with his PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo (Inspirery). Psychopaths had no sense of empathy or remorse, due to a specific damaged part of the brain. So because it didn’t exist, Washington Post inferred the question could we really hold them accountable for their senseless behaviors. After all they had no sense of it.
In conclusion Jorge Moll analysis provided information how scientifically it actually feels good doing for others in the same essence of morality.