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: BSB14
Website: Moller 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 and neuroplasticity. Dr. Møller’s lengthy research career has focused on four primary areas. The basic functions of the ear, sound transmission in the middle ear and cochlea, the neural code of complex sounds and neural plasticity. He did his early work in studies in animals and he eventually moved on to research in humans aimed at studying disorders of the year and the nervous system, such as tinnitus and some forms of muscle spasm. 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 severe neurological deficits after neurosurgical operations. He was one of the founders of a new specialty; intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and he did innovative research that led 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 people 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. He is the author of 18 professional books, editor or co-editor of 9 books, author or co-author of 111 book chapters and 209 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Books Published (of a total of 18)

Møller, A.R. (2010) Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring, 3rd Edition, Springer, 403 pages.

Møller, A.R. (2012) Hearing: Anatomy, physiology, and disorders of the auditory system, 3rd Edition, 415 pages. San Diego Plural Publishing, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1-59756-427-4, ISBN-10: 1-59756-427-3.

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

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. (2018) Neuroplasticity and its Dark Sides: Disorders of the Nervous System, 2nd Edition, Aage R. Møller Publishing, Dallas, 244 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1981464906 ISBN-10: 1981464905.

Recent Books Edited (of a total of 9)

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 Books (of a total of 111)

Møller, A.R. “Vie Uditive Centrali, Sviluppo del Sistema Uditivo E Plasticta Cerebrale”, Chapter 11, In Ambrosetti, U., Di Berardino and Del Bo, L. Audiologia Protesica, Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2014, p87-101.

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

Recent Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals (of a total of 209)

Møller, A.R., Salvi, R., De Ridder D., Kleinjung T., Vanneste S. Eds. “Pathology of tinnitus and hyperacusis-clinical implications, Editorial” BioMed Research International within the Otolaryngology Subject, 2015 BioMed Research International, Volume 2015, Article ID 608437, 608437 2 pages.

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

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

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