Altruism May Be Boosted Using Brain Training
A new combination of scanning the brain is used by Scientists and biofeedback tactics to help people focus and enhance their sensibility of feelings and sympathy.
To treat and help people suffering from mental sickness such as mild autism to absolute psychopaths, including postpartum depression, Scientists hope to finesse their approach in a way that will treat these illnesses. According to Scientist, this kind of study is the first to chart the complicated emotions related to apathy in the brain.
According to Jorge Moll, in his interview with NBC News, Scientists are engrossed in emotions that fuel or move them to attempt to correct the mistakes they made. He states that other scientific groups have been outlining single brain areas related to emotions, but to draw complicated feelings like empathy, it is imperative to view many areas of the brain simultaneously. Jorge Moll states they are interested in the feelings that propel them to do altruistic acts and seek to correct their mistakes, to help them to become better humans. The goal is to help others to train their feelings, i.e. their emotions.
Jorge Moll states it took some time to teach the computer how to identify patterns of the brain related to unspecialized emotions of tenderness. This was done by allowing people to sit in a functional magnetic resonance imaging brain scanner, where the brain activity is measured instantly. People were asked to think about memorable, loving moments.
Jorge Moll is the founder of the D’or Institute of Education and Research in Rio de Janeiro and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit.
In 1994, Jorge Moll graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he studied medicine. In 1998, he did his residency in Neurology at the Institute for Education and Research (http://reporterexpert.com/jorge-moll-explains-brain/). In 2004, Mr. Moll received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology, Medical School in São Paulo University.
Jorge Moll received many distinctions and awards throughout his career. From 2004-2007 he received the Research Fellow NIH Award. In 2008, Jorge Moll was elected as the affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.