School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Aage R. Moller

Distinguished Lecturer Cognition and Neuroscience
Founders Professor

Research Interests

Neural plasticity and its role in tinnitus, hyperacusis, phonophobia, and misophonia, teaching biology of pain, neuroplasticity, intraoperative neurophsysiology

Curriculum Vitae


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. His work has helped establish UT Dallas as a leader in tinnitus-related research. Dr. Møller’s lengthy research career has focused on four primary areas. The basicfunction of the ear, sound transmission in the middle ear and cochlea, the neural code of complex sounds and neural plasticity. He eventually moved on to research in humans aimed at studying disorders of the year and the nervous system, such as tinnitus. He began his research career at the famed Karolinska Institut in Sweden. In 1978 he was invited to join the University of Pittsburgh. There he did innovative research in the area of neurosurgery and intraoperative neurophysiology; he developed methods for reducing the risks of serious neurological deficits after neurosurgical operations. He was one of the founders of a new specialty; intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and he did innovative research that lead to better understanding of several neurological diseases. 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 Institut in Stockholm, Sweden.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Books

Møller, A.R. (2014) Neuroplasticity and its Dark Sides: Disorders of the Nervous System. Dallas: Aage R. Møller Publishing

Møller, A.R. (2014) Pain: Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment. Dallas: Aage R. Møller Publishing

Møller, A. R. (2012) Sensory Systems. Dallas: Aage R. Møller Publishing

Recent Chapters in Professional Books

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Techniques in Cavernous Sinus Surgery. Chapter 23, In: Loftus, CM, Biller, J. and Baron, EM Eds. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. McGraw Hill Education pp255-260, 2014

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Techniques for Microvascular decompression Procedures. Møller, A.R. Chapter 25. In: Loftus, CM, Biller, J. and Baron, EM Eds. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. McGraw Hill Education, pp273-284, 2014.

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Vedantam, S. and Møller, A.R. (2015). Minocycline: A Novel Stroke Therapy.Journal of Neurology & Stroke.

Møller, A.R. (2014) The Role of Neuroplasticity and the Immune System in Recovery from Strokes and Other Forms of Brain Trauma. Journal of Neurology & Stroke, 2014

Engineer ND, Møller A.R., Kilgard M.P. (2013) Directing neural plasticity to understand and treat tinnitus. Hearing Research.