The relationship between giving to others and happiness has triggered many neurologists on carrying researchers on the topic. Such neurologists include Jorge Moll together with his colleague, Jordan Grafman. In one of their researches, they discovered that the human brain is hardwired to serve. People who involved themselves in donating were discovered to be happier as compared to those that did not (https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=Sl4KAXcAAAAJ&hl=pt-BR).
In his study, Jorge confirmed the existence of a warm glow which was associated to give. He associated it with a biological level of a human and it convinces people to do good things. Altruism, which is associated with morality, was discovered that it did not necessarily have to be sacrificial but also could be in form of giving.
In other researchers, giving was found to be a healer. Those people that had gone under emotional distress were able to recover quickly when they practiced giving. They confessed having a feeling of relief after the practice. Thus, creating happiness to others always made them feel better.
In addition, people that suffered addiction to drugs or particular behaviors were able to overcome them easily when they practiced giving as compared to those who did not practice it. The power found in giving can work wonders in different situations since human beings are found to be connected in one way or another.
Jorge Moll took his medical education from Federal Univ. in 1994 in the school of medicine. He took his neurology residency at the university and completed it in 1997. He pursued his Experimental Pathophysiology Ph.D. education from the University of Sao Paulo in the Faculty of Medicine.
He currently heads the Unit of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at the D’Or Institute for research and education. The research institute is based in Rio de Janeiro and Jorge Moll serves as its president-director too. His passion in neurology enables him to carry out researchers at the institution and is able to come up with curative findings on neurological diseases.
His work has been crowned with several awards including Research Fellow NIH Award from D’Or institute and the Visiting Scholar Award from Stanford University, Stanford Neuroscience Institute in 2015.