It was back in the year 2006 when scientists have found out that morality is correlated with what is inside the brain, thanks to the experiment conducted by Jorge Moll and his team. To experiment, the team of Jorge Moll had to invite several individuals who would like to become test subjects. This step is crucial in finding out the relationship between the human brain and morality. The test subjects were instructed that they would have to think about a certain scenario inside their mind while an apparatus is connected to their heads and into a computer. Jorge Moll asked the test subjects to think about charity and selfishness, and the researchers would study the results.
At his signal, the experiment began, and the test subjects started to think about acts that show generosity. The team of Jorge Moll was surprised to see that the brain has become more active than before, and it started to secrete hormones from a small area in the front. When the test subjects began to think about being selfish, the opposite happened. The brain stopped from being too active, and the area inside the mind went off and shut itself. Jorge Moll thanked the test subjects for their participation, and he relayed what he found out among his fellow scientists.
Jorge Moll concluded that the mind would react positively if someone is doing an act of kindness. It would cause the brain to become active, and it would also release hormones that are said to be pleasurable than sex and eating. This would explain why people are feeling great if they did an act of kindness, proving his point that the brain structure and what is inside the brain would affect one’s morality. This research is an important part of neuroscience because it gave the scientists a clearer understanding of what happens inside the brain when one thinks about positive things. It also opened a new frontier for neuroscientists to explore. According to the scientific community, future neuroscientists are the ones who would benefit a lot from the discovery, and it would change the field forever.