Jorge Moll is a neuroscientist and a physician. His research has shown individuals who make donations to charities have the same reward centers in their brain as those who receive compliments, listen to music, or eat chocolate. He has additionally established donating activates two of the brains regions related to the feeling of belonging or attachment. These regions relate to a mother-child relationship or the union between couples. Jorge Moll believes when a person acts in favor of a principle or cause with importance, they are activating a mechanism to promote friendship and family ties that took millions of years to develop.
As the Institute for Research and Teaching’s CEO, and a research author, Jorge Moll has accumulated evidence showing voluntary committing to promote another’s well-being or engaging in social causes can reduce various diseases, and create longevity (https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/6678/overview). This was especially true Teresa Beatriz Eder, a psychologist who determined to reach out to the needy can provide a new meaning in life. Pablo Tavares discovered five years ago his dedication to visiting hospitals not only brought joy, attention, and affection to the hospitalized children but provided him with an enormous emotional reward (idor.org).
According to Jorge Moll, the choices a person makes regarding what they do can make them think about how much good they did for someone, be glad they did what they did, quiet their conscience, and possibly trigger health benefits. For patients who have benefitted from good actions, they can become more excited despite the obstacles they are facing. Since the relationship constitutes one of exchange, volunteering often brings personal satisfaction. Pablo fell in love with his work once he began volunteering which proved the theory of Jorge Moll (Crunchbase). Children have said how much his work helped get them through their treatment, and making a difference for these children has made a difference for him as well.
Jorge Moll believes in the importance of activating specific regions in the brain. This can provide motivation, satisfaction, and change lives. Teresa Eder believes volunteer work is medicine for both the patient and the volunteer. The first step is helping a friend, neighbor or relative.