Neuroimaging of Soccer Fans: A New Revelation by Jorge Moll

Jorge moll is a man who has a profound history in the field of medicine. Jorge studied and attained an MD from Rio de Janeiro Federal University where he majored in the neuroscience field. He later went to São Paulo University where he achieved an Experimental Pathophysiological Ph.D. Jorge is an expert in the field of Neuroscience, prefrontal cortex, fMRI, neurology, mortality, and behavioral neuroscience.

Jorge Moll is the current president and still one of the board members of D’Or Institute of Education and Research (IDOR). He is also a director of both Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Workgroup. Alongside his job, he is also a family man and lives with his family in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

In a research, when a soccer fan brain is neuroimaged using a functional magnetic resonance, it reveals that altruism is from the brain and is team related. This is the reason why soccer fans go crazy in matters regarding their teams. It is possible because the answer usually lays rooted deep in their brains according to the study.

Soccer fans were constituted as an example of natural groups that are usually reflected mostly in the daily life occasions. They, therefore, provide unique opportunities when investigating their belongings in better ecological function. It is especially when aiming to study the neural mechanism which is responsible for altruistic motivation in the same social group, refer also to

Since the brain is capable of playing critical roles in decision and values together, the research focused mostly on the medial orbitofrontal cortex which is usually important for subjective value in choice making says Jorge. They checked how it interacted with other brain parts. In the research, there was a close relationship between medial orbitofrontal cortex and subgenual cingulate cortex.

It was found that fans usually respond to their teammates together with the unknown ones in a similar way to how their family members’ respond. When developing novel brain techniques of modulation that is capable for addressing clinical problems like having antisocial behaviors and psychiatric symptoms, one has to understand the neural mechanism which is usually involved in a pro-group behavior and group belongingness.



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