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

James C. Bartlett

Ashbel Smith Professor

Research Interests

Nonverbal cognition with specific projects focused on human aging and memory, long-term memory for faces, perception of faces, eyewitness memory, and music cognition.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2079
Office: GR_4.520
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. James Bartlett is a leading researcher in the area of human perception and memory. His most recent work concerns the brain processes involved in perception and the recognition of faces as compared to other complex stimuli, the reliability of eyewitness testimony in old age, and age-related differences in memory for music, faces, and face-name associations. Dr. Bartlett speaks to numerous groups and has served on the editorial board of Psychology and Aging and an ad hoc reviewer for a number of other scholarly journals. In 2015, Dr. Bartlett was appointed interim dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He also is an Ashbel Smith Professor, a Fellow at UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity, and he has chaired the University of Texas Faculty Advisory Council. Dr. Bartlett earned his bachelor’s degree from UT Austin and his PhD from Yale University.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Book Chapters

Bartlett, J. C. (2014). True and false recognition of faces by older persons. In M. P. Toglia, D. F. Ross, J. Pozzulo & E. Pica (Eds.). The elderly eyewitness in court. Psychology Press.

Bartlett, J. C. (2013). The older eyewitness. In T. Perfect and D. S. Lindsay (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Applied Memory. Sage, pp. 654-674.

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Odegard, T., Cooper, C. M., Farris, E. A., Arduengo, J., Bartlett, J. C. & Haley, R. (2013). Memory impairment exhibited by veterans with Gulf War Illness. Neurocase, 19 (4), 316-327.

Bartlett, J. C., Boggan, A. L. & Krawczyk, D. C. (2013). Expertise and processing distorted structure in chess. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, article 825. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00825.

Boggan, A. L., Bartlett, J. C. & Krawczyk, D. C. (2012). Chess masters show a hallmark of face processing with chess. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(1), 37-42.

Edmonds, E. C., Glisky, E. L., Bartlett, J. C. & Rapcsak, S. Z. (2012). Cognitive mechanisms of false facial recognition in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 27, 54-60.