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

John Hart

Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience

Research Interests

The neurobiology of semantic memory; investigating patient populations with dysfunctions in semantic memory

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4832
Office: CD_A115
Campus Mail Code: CD10
Website: Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Memory and Language


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 previously trained as a neurology resident, fellow and was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital. Dr. Hart received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He is presently also a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Motes, M., Spence, J., Brier, M., Chiang, H.-S., DeLaRosa, B., Eroh, J., Maguire, M., Mudar, R., Tillman, G., Kraut, M., Hart, Jr., J. (2018). Conjoint differences in inhibitory control and processing speed in childhood to older adult cohorts: Discriminant functions from a go/no-go task. Psychology and Aging, 33(7), 1070-1078.

Motes, M., Spence, J.S., Yeatman, K., Jones, P.M., Luttrell, M., O’Hair, R., Shakal, S., DeLaRosa, B.L., To, W., Vanneste, S., Kraut, M.A., Hart, J. (2020). High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to improve verbal retrieval deficits in chronic traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 37(1), 170-177.

DeLaRosa, B.L., Spence, J.S., Didehbani, N., Tillman, G.D., Motes, M.A., Bass, C., Kraut, M.A., Hart, J., Jr. (2020). Neurophysiology of threat processing bias in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 41(1), 218-229.

Chiang, H-S., Spence, J., Eroh, J.T., Maguire, M., Kraut, M.A., Hart, J., Jr. (2020). Multimodal feature binding in object memory retrieval using event-related potentials: Implications for models of semantic memory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 153, 116-126.

DeLaRosa B.L., Spence, J.S., Motes, M.A,, To, W., Vanneste, S., Kraut, M.A., Hart, J., Jr. (2020). Identification of selection and inhibition components in a Go/NoGo task from EEG spectra using a machine learning classifier. Brain Behav., Oct 19: e01902.

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