The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

John Hart


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: CD10
Website: Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Memory


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

Strain, J., Womack, K., Didehabani, N., Spence, J., Conover, H., Hart, J., Kraut, M., Cullum, C.M. Imaging correlates of memory and concussion history in retired NFL athletes. JAMA Neurology, 72(7):773-80, 2015.

Chiang, H.S., Eroh, J., Spence, J., Motes, M., Maguire, M., Krawczyk, D., Brier, M., Hart, J., Kraut, M. Common and differential electrophysiological mechanisms underlying semantic object memory retrieval probed by features presented in different stimulus types. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 106:77-86, 2016.

LoBue,C., Wilmoth, K., Cullum, M., Rossetti, H., Lacritz, L., Hynan, L., Hart, J., Womack, K., Traumatic brain injury history is associated with earlier age of onset in Frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 87(8): 817-820, 2016.

Strain, J., Didehbani, N., Spence, J., Conover, H., Bartz, E., Mansinghani, S., Jeroudi, M., Rao, N., Fields, L., Kraut, M., Cullum, C.M., Hart, J., Womack, K. White matter changes and confrontation naming in retired aging National Football League athletes. Journal of Neurotrauma, 15;34(2):372-379, 2017.

Tillman, G.D., Calley, C.S., Buhl, V.I., Chiang, H-S., Haley, R.W., Hart, J. Jr., Kraut, M.A. Electro-physiological correlates of semantic memory retrieval in Gulf War Syndrome 2 patients. J Neurol Sci., 373:66-72, 2017.