The University of Texas at Dallas 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


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4306
Office: BSB_14.601
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: Personal Website


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 a degree of Doctor of Medical Science at the Karolinska Institut (Medical School) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Books Published

Møller, A.R. (2014) Neuroplasticity and its Dark Sides: Disorders of the Nervous System. Aage R. Møller Publishing, Dallas, 403 pages, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1478226437, ISBN-10: 1478226439.

Møller, A.R. (2014) Pain: Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment, 2nd Edition, Aage R. Møller Publishing, Dallas, 405 pages ISBN-13: 978-1499206470, ISBN-10: 149920647X.

Møller, A.R. (2014) Sensory Systems, 2nd Edition. Aage R. Møller Publishing, Dallas, 417 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1478175872, ISBN-10: 1478175877.

Recent Books Edited

Møller, A.R., B. Langguth, D. De Ridder and T. Kleinjung. Textbook of Tinnitus, (2011) Springer, New York, 785 pages. (Translated into the Chinese language and published by Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers in China, July, 2015, Chinese ISBN: 978-7-5478-2519-8).

Recent Chapters in Professional Edited

Møller, A.R. Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Disabling Positional Vertigo and Tinnitus, in: Microvascular Decompression Surgery, Li, Shi-Ting, Zhong, Jun, Sekula, Jr., Raymond F. (Eds.) pp 95-101, Springer, 2016.

Møller, A.R. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Hemifacial Spasm, in: Microvascular Decompression Surgery, Li, Shi-Ting, Zhong, Jun, Sekula, Jr., Raymond F. (Eds.) pp 35-49, Springer, 2016.

Møller, A.R. “Sensory Transduction” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology. Harold L. Miller Jr. Editor, DOI: January 2016

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Møller, A.R. (2016) Sensorineural Tinnitus- Its Pathology and Probable Therapies, Review. International Journal of Otolaryngology, vol 2016, Article ID 2830157, 13 pages

Møller, AR (2015) New Developments in Neuroscience, Journal of Integrated Studies, 2015, pp 1-23, 2015

Vedantam S. and Møller, A.R. (2015) Minocycline: A Novel Stroke Therapy. J Neurol Stroke 2(6): 00073. DOI: 10.15406/jnsk.2015.02.000.