School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

John Hart

Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience and the Jane and Bud Smith Distinguished Chair

Research Interests

Storage and retrieval of knowledge (semantic memory) in the human brain

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-905-3231
Office: CD_A115
Campus Mail Code: CD


Dr. John Hart is one of the leading researchers in the area of the storage and retrieval of semantic memory in the brain and treatment of disorders related to brain diseases that disrupt semantic memory. Dr. Hart’s recent research has focused on mapping out storage of semantic memory subsystems in the visual and auditory domain. In addition, he explores how these systems are disrupted in PTSD, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Hart received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Hart, J., Chapman, S., Asian, S., Bartz, E. Mudar, R., Keebler, M., Gardner, C., DeFina, L., Lu, H. Neural mechanisms of brain plasticity with complex cognitive training in healthy seniors. Cerebral Cortex, in press.

Hart J., Chiang H-S., Mudar R., Spence J., Pudhiyidath A., Eroh J., DeLaRosa B., Kraut M., Age-related changes in feature-based object memory retrieval as measured by event-related potentials. Biological Psychology, 100:106-114, 2014.

Hart, J., DeLaRosa, B., Spence, J., Shakal, S., Motes, M., Calley, C., Calley, V., Kraut M. Electrophysiological spatiotemporal dynamics during implicit visual threat processing. Brain Cognition, 91:54-61, 2014.90.

Beh, S., Muthusamy, B., Calabresi, P., Hart, J., Zee, D., Patel, V., Frohman, E. Hiding in plain sight: a closer look at posterior cortical atrophy. Practical Neurology, 0:1-9, 2014.