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

John Hart


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


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 & Neurotherapeutics and Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Kozel, F.A., Motes, M.A., Didehbani, N., DeLaRosa, B., Bass, C., Schraufnagel C., Jones, P., Morgan, C., Spence, J., Kraut, M.A., Hart, J., Jr. (2018). Repetitive TMS to augment cognitive processing therapy in combat veterans of recent conflicts with PTSD: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 229, 506-514.

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.

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