Jorge Moll and The Power of Strengthening Brain Patterns

Brazilian Neuroscientist Jorge Moll and president of D’OR Institute of Research and education investigates the matter of focusing and boosting feelings of affection and empathy. According to Loop’s Jorge Moll article on “https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/6678/bio”, Jorge Moll graduated in medical school, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1994) and completed Neurology residency in the same university (1997). PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo.

What Jorge receives in the tests are a map of the complex emotions associated with empathy in the brain. To help people strengthen emotion in empathy the researchers used brain scans and biofeedback. Jorge Moll’s research team took the brain scans using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scanner. This can measure real time brain activity. “Other groups have been mapping single brain regions related to emotions, but to map complex emotions such as empathy, it is important to look at several parts of the brain at the same time,” said Jorge Moll. After the process overcame 25 participants the test subjects final result yielded that people are able to strengthen their brain patterns.

Jorge’s team concludes his research getting brain scans and bio feedback. He assembles his researchers to process real time brain activity using an (fMRI). People who were given feedback on their brain patterns were able to strengthen them. Moll’s team ended up writing “This demonstrates that humans can voluntarily enhance brain signatures of tenderness/affection, unlocking new possibilities for promoting prosocial emotions and countering antisocial behavior,”

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