Aage Moller

Founders Professor
Margaret F Jonsson Professor - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
amoller@utdallas.edu
972-883-4306
BSB14601
Faculty Page
Tags: Cognition and Neuroscience

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Medicine
Karolinska Institute - 1975
Cand. Med. - Medicine
Karolinska Institute - 1974
Docent - Physiological
Karolinska Institute - 1965

Research Areas

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in neural plasticity and its role in tinnitus, hyperacusis, phonophobia and misophonia.

Publications

Moller, A.R., Ansari, S., Osburn, L., Cohen-Gadol, A.A. Techniques of Intraoperative Monitoring for Spinal Cord Function: Their Past, Present and Future Directions. Neurol Res, Submitted. ? - Publication
De Ridder, D., Vanneste, S., Kovacs, S., Sunaert, S., Menovsky, T, van de Heyning, P. and Moller, A.R. "Transcranial magnetic stimulation and extradural electrode implants on secondary auditory cortex for tinnitus suppression. Clinical article" Neurosurg. 2011 Apr;114(4):903-11. 2011 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Pain: Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment, Createspace, 2011, 363 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1466395107, ISBN-10: 1466395109 2011 - Publication
Moller, A.R. The role of neural plasticity in tinnitus. In: Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. and Kleinjung, T. (Eds.) Textbook of Tinnitus, Springer, New York, Chapter 12, pp. 99-102, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Misophonia and phonophobia. In: Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. and Kleinjung, T. (Eds.) Textbook of Tinnitus, Springer, New York, Chapter 4, pp. 25-27, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Similarities between tinnitus and pain. In: Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. and Kleinjung, T. (Eds.) Textbook of Tinnitus, Springer, New York, Chapter 14, pp. 113-120, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring, Intraoperative Neurophysiology, 3rd Edition, Springer, New York, 403 pages, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-1441974358. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Epidemiology of tinnitus in adults. In: Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. and Kleinjung, T. (Eds.) Textbook of Tinnitus, Springer, New York, Chapter 5, pp. 29-37, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring, Intraoperative Neurophysiology, 3rd Edition, Springer, New York, 403 pages, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-1441974358. 2010 - Publication
Moller, A.R. Anatomy and physiology of pain. In: Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. and Kleinjung, T. (Eds.) Textbook of Tinnitus, Springer, New York, Chapter 15, pp. 121-132, 2010. 2010 - Publication

Appointments

Member of the Board
American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring [2002–2003]
Chairman
The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Chairman of the Board
American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring [1999–2002]
Professor/Holder of the Margaret Fonde Jonsson Chair
The University of Texas at Dallas [1997–Present]
Member
Special Sensory Committee on Auditory Electrophysiology, Subcommittee American Neurotology Society [1996–Present]
Vice-Chairman of the Board
American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring [1995–1999]
President
American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring [1990–1991]
President-Elect
American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring [1989–1990]
Professor (Tenured)
University of Pittsburgh [1988–1997]
Member of the Associate Medical Staff
Presbyterian-University Hosp. [1988–1997]

Additional Information

Ad Hoc Committes, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Chairman, Ad Hoc Review Committee for the promotion of Dr. Joseph M.R. Furman to Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1990.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the appointment of tenure for Dr. Rolf Loeber, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1990.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the promotion of Dr. J. Horton to Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1990.
  • Ad Hoc Review Committee of the appointment of Dr. Robert Turner to Associate Professor of Curriculum vitae AAGE R MOLLER 9/17/03
  • Communication, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1991.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the promotion of Dr. Robert Nozza to Associate Professor of Communication, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1992.
  • Ad Hoc Review Committee for the promotion of Elias Aizenman, Ph.D. to Associate Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1993.
  • Ad Hoc Review Committee for the promotion of Marc D. Liang to Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1993.
  • Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for the appointment of tenure for Dr. Thomas E. Rudy, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1994.
Awards and Honors
  • Listed in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 7th Edition (as of 1984).
  • Listed in Marquis' Who's Who in Science Frontiers and Technology, 1st Edition (as of 1984).
  • Honorary Member, Italian Society of Audiology, Italy (as of 1990).
  • Corresponding (Honorary) Member, Die Physikalisch-Medicinische Societat, Germany (as of 1989).
  • Elleman Lecture: Vascular compression of the facial nerve in hemifacial spasm: Neurophysiological concepts. Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurochirurgische Klinik, Berne University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland, 1991.
  • Hallowell Davis Lecture: Auditory evoked potentials in intraoperative monitoring. International Electric Response Audiometry Study Group XII Biennal Symposium, Terme Di Comano, Italy, September 27, 1991.
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Intellectuals, 9th Edition, Cambridge, England (as of 1991).
  • Listed in Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st Edition (as of 1996).
  • Listed in Marquis' Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 26, Edition, 1998
  • Award of Excellence. The American Society of Intraoperative Monitoring (ASNM) May 2001
  • Presidential lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (ASNM) Orlando, FL May 2, 2002
  • Honorary Diplomat American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring Oct 24, 2003
NIH Extra-mural Grant Reviewing
  • Member of the Kiang Special Review Committee of the Scientific Review Branch of the National Institutes of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Site Visit to Nelson Y.S. Kiang, Ph.D., Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, September 19-21, 1983.
  • Member of the Review Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services, Site Visit to the Laboratory of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (Dr. Vasilis Z. Marmarelis, Chief), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, April 9-11, 1985.
  • Member of the Special Study Section on Computing in Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, April 11, 1985.
  • Member of the Special Study Section for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Computational Models of Sensory Motor Cortex, (Principal Investigator: Dr. Dana Ballard), Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Telephone Conference, April 23, 1985.
  • Chairman of the Sensory Disorder and Language Study Section (CMS), Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Arlington, Virginia, April 14, 1986.
  • Member of the Kiang Special Review Committee of the Scientific Review Branch of the National Institutes of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Site Visit to Nelson Y.S. Kiang, Ph.D., Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, August 6-8, 1986.
  • Member of the Special Review Committee for the Grant Applications Review Meeting, (David Chananie, Ph.D., Executive Secretary) Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, December 15, 1986.
  • Chairman of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Functional Reconstruction of Neuronal Systems, (Principal Investigator: Donald H. Perkel), Telephone Conference, May 1, 1987.
  • Member of the Hearing Research Study Section Meeting (Executive Secretary: Dr. Joseph Kimm), Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C., October 8-9, 1987.
  • Chairman of the Special Review Section of the Scientific Review Branch of the National Institutes of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Site Visit to Michael A. Arbib, Ph.D., Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Southern California, La Jolla, California, December 19, 1988.
  • Chairman of the Special Study Section for the Grant Applications Review Meeting, (David Chananie, Ph.D., Executive Secretary) Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Los Angeles, California, December 18-20, 1988.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Theoretical Studies of Slow Axonal Transport and Neuropathy (Principal Investigator: Jacob J. Blum), Telephone Conference, August 21, 1989.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Deterministic Nonlinear Systems Analysis Tools (Principal Investigator: Erich E. Sutter), Telephone Conference, August 21, 1989.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Three Dimensional Intracranial Electrical Dipole Localization (Principal Investigator: K.D. Pool), Bethesda, Maryland, December 11, 1989.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Computer Methods for Physiological Problems (Principal Investigator: M.L. Hines), December 11, 1989.
  • Chairman of the Special Review Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Vasomotor Coordination: Neural Networks and Schemas (Principal Investigator: M.A. Arbib), Bethesda, Maryland, June 10, 1991.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Auditory System (Principal Investigator: S.M. Khanna), Site Visit to Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia University, New York, May 5-7, 1993.
  • Member of the Special Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, for the Merit Review of a grant application entitled, Sensory Processes (Principal Investigator: Jozef Zwislocki), Institute for Sensory Research, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, September, 1995

News Articles

Teaching Award Honors Neuroscience Researcher
Dr. Aage Møller of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is known around the world for his innovative research on sensory systems and neural plasticity. But back at UT Dallas, he’s known to many students simply as a terrific teacher. Møller received the President’s Teaching Excellence Award for Tenure-Track Faculty during the annual Honors Convocation on May 13. He was selected from among more than 100 eligible faculty members who were nominated by undergraduate students. The award carries a stipend of $5,000. Møller holds the Margaret Fonde Jonsson Endowed Chair in BBS. He and his wife, Margareta, also are donors to UT Dallas, helping establish scholarships and professorships at the school. Møller said he enjoys working with students and is pleased that his time in the classroom and labs helps move their education forward.
Professors Gift Establishes New Teaching Award
Dr. Aage Moller, recipient of a long list of awards throughout the world during his academic career, is demonstrating his devotion to UT Dallas students and the art of teaching through a new fund in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS). Moller holds the Margaret Fonde Jonsson Chair in BBS. He and his late wife, Margareta, frequently supported UT Dallas and previously established scholarships and professorships at the school. This most recent donation, a $30,000 endowment to establish the Aage Moller Teaching Award, was prompted by his desire to spotlight faculty members who show exceptional commitment to their students. “I think good teaching should be rewarded, and I hope a prize will promote good teaching,” he said. “In a competitive world, knowledge and skill have become increasingly important, not only to get a job that can give a paycheck and pay for necessities. But more important, knowledge and skill are essential for getting an interesting job.”
Professor Hopes Donations Inspire Further Giving
University of Texas at Dallas faculty and students will benefit from a professor’s generosity. UT Dallas Behavioral and Brain Sciences Professor Aage Moller and his wife, Margareta, are giving the University two separate gifts to endow a new professorship and a new scholarship. The first, a $100,000 gift, will fund the Aage and Margareta Moller Endowed Professorship. It will be used to support the research and scholarly activities of a tenured faculty member in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Dr. Alice O’Toole has been selected to serve as the first Aage and Margareta Moller Endowed Professor. Her current research compares human performance on face-recognition tests to face-recognition algorithms and other biometrics.
Lecture to Focus on How Brain Changes Through Experience
Dr. Aage Møller is in high demand at scientific symposia around the world for his insights on neuroplasticity and how the brain changes through experience. When he presents UT Dallas’ annual Polykarp Kusch Lecture later this week, Møller will explain what this research means to the rest of us and how greater understanding of brain connections could lead to exciting new treatments for disabling neurological conditions. Møller, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will present “The Malleable Brain, For Good and for Bad” at 1:30 p.m. on April 27 in the McDermott Library Auditorium (MC2.410). The lecture is free and open to the public. “It was only a few years ago that it became known that changes in the connections between different cells and different parts of the brain are common,” Møller said. “One cause of changes in connections is diseases such as severe pain and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Connections also change without any known cause, in particular in the beginning and toward the end of life.”

Funding

Tinnitus and Neurona Plasticity in the Ascending Auditory Pathway: Studies in the Rat of the Electrophysiological, Metabolic, and Molecular Manifestations of Factors Known to Induce Tinnitus in Humans
$59,517 - American Tinnitus Association [1996–2018]
Tinnitus and Neuronal Plasticity in the Ascending Auditory Pathway: Studies in the Rat of the Electrophysiological, Metabolic, and Molecular Manifestations of Factors Known to Induce Tinnitus in Humans
$59,000 - American Tinnitus Association [1995–2018]
Is Presynaptic Modulation of Neurotransmitter Release a Mechanism of Neuronal Plasticity in the Ascending Auditory Pathway?: An In Vivo Microdialysis Study in the Inferior Colliculus of the Rat
$16,000 - Copeland Foundation [1995–2018]
The Pathophysiology of Tinnitus
$15,00 - American Tinnitus Association [1994–2018]
The Pathophysiology of Tinnitus
$10,068 - American Tinnitus Association [1993–2018]