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Aage R. Moller

Aage R. Moller

Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience
University of Texas at Dallas
US

Biography

Aage R. Møller, PhD (D. Med. Sci.) is Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience and Endowed Chair in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as the Chairman of the Board for the Tinnitus Research Initiative Foundation. He has done extensive research on tinnitus and has had a significant role in the development of neurophysiological monitoring.Dr. Aage Møller is known internationally for his innovative research on sensory systems and neural plasticity and for developing methods for reducing the risk of neurological deficits in neurosurgical operations.When Dr. Møller joined UT Dallas 1997, he became interested in abnormalities in the nervous system function among individuals with autism. He developed teaching programs in the biology of pain; sensory systems, neuroplasticity and he established the first university program in teaching IONM in a graduate program. During his time at UT Dallas, he was named the university’s “President’s Teaching Excellence Award,” won Teacher of the Year for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and was named distinguished lecturer in Cognition and Neuroscience. Dr. Møller earned his PhD in medical science at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.My most recent book is "Neuroplasticity and its Dark Sides: Disorders of the Nervous System". I have been editor or co-editor of seven published books, most recently, "Textbook of Tinnitus", published by Springer 2010, 95 chapters and 785 pages. One of my books have been translated to Japanese and two have been translated to Chinese. I am the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in refereed journals, more than 100 book chapters. I was Editor-in-Chief (and founder) of the international journal, Hearing Research for 27 years (1978-2005); I am member of the Editorial Board of many other international journals. I am interested in teaching and I have developed new courses and have been writing books that are used in teaching. At The University of Texas I have developed courses such as "Biology of Pain", "Sensory Systems", "Neural Plastic and Disorders of the Nervous System", "Functional Human Neuroanatomy" and Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring" that I teach in the Neuroscience Program of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Research Interest

Aage R. Moller research intrests include function of middle ear and the cochlea, then the neuroscience of the auditory system, somatosensory and visual systems and of hyperactive motor disorders. He have used systems identification methods such as Winer kernel analysis of recordings from single nerve cells in the cochlear nucleus using pseudorandom noise stimuli. He is particularly interested in the role of neuroplasticity in disorders such as severe tinnitus, chronic neuropathic pain and spasticity and muscle spasm. He have also studied the role of the non-classical auditory pathways and their involvement in disorders such as tinnitus.