The two neuroscientists used a specialized device that scans the brain thoroughly. To their surprise, they found out that when the volunteers were shown a scenario involving generosity, it managed to activate a small area of the brain that is also responsible for releasing hormones that would give pleasure to an individual, similar to the pleasures when eating and having sexual intercourse. Then, the two remembered a quote that is being used for hundreds of years – to give is better than to receive. Now, the two scientists have discovered that the old saying has a scientific basis. Giving is better than receiving because of the pleasure felt by the body. Visit Ideamensch to know more about Jorge Moll.
Jorge Moll is a Brazilian neuroscientist that has been researching about morality since 2006. Jorge Moll is working with Jordan Grafman, a fellow neuroscientist, since 2006. Together, the two are looking for answers about the real nature of morality and how it affects humans. In 2006, Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman invited several individuals inside their research facility. They explained to them that they would be a part of a grand experiment concerning the human brain, and the only thing that they will be doing is to watch a scenario unfolding right in front of their eyes. They were given two sets of scenarios – one depicting an act of generosity and the other, an act of selfishness. When the experiment began, the volunteers were shown the scene showcasing generosity first, and then come to the scene showing greed. Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman recorded the results of their study and started to brainstorm. Follow Jorge Moll on Facebook.
Jorge Moll and Jordan Grafman continue with their studies, hoping to unlock more secrets about the human brain. The research that they have published already caught the attention of other scientists and theologians, who are already debating that free will exists, and that morality is not affected by any chemical reactions inside the brain. However, for the two neuroscientists, their research matter, and the results were based on a systematic research that has been proven with the use of Science. They understood were the theologians are coming from, but they are firm with their discovery.