Jorge Moll’s Celebration of Ideas and the Mind

Neuroscientist Jorge Moll’s career and outlook can be summed up in a famous quote by inventor Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Educated in his home town of Rio de Janiero, Moll seeks to bring a new level of education and mental health to the Brazilian people. He champions a free exchange of ideas from all corners of society, from students and scientists to doctors and entrepreneurs. That is why he founded the D’Or Institute of Research and Education. Now Moll can help others with mental conditions that have negatively affected their relationships and quality of life.

Just as important as this exchange of ideas is the simple need to constantly challenge ourselves instead of allowing ourselves to get bored or repetitive. “We can change our realities and positively impact lives and industries, by simply doing interesting things,” Moll said in a recent interview.

Being an expert on the mind, Jorge Moll is in the perfect position to know that mentally staying in one place for too long can lead to stagnation and resistance to necessary changes. Individuals, companies, and entire nations can easily become locked into counterproductive behavior if they do not continually question and reevaluate themselves. This is why Moll cares so deeply about ideas flowing constantly from all areas. “Do not hold onto ideas and plans for too long,” he says. “Either run with them or move on to the next one as quickly as possible.”

Ideas are not enough according to Moll. Following through on the right ideas is just as important. It can be challenging to select the best ideas and decide on a course of action (Twitter). But that challenge is exactly what Moll intends to help people meet and overcome.

Just like our bodies, our minds need to be constantly moving and adapting to stay healthy and meet the tasks that lie ahead. Experts like Moll are helping pave the road for people to take control of their minds and improve their futures.