John Hart

John Hart


  • brain
  • memory
  • storing memories
  • semantic memory
  • EEG
  • behavioral neurology
  • cognitive neurology
  • aging
  • dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • traumatic head injury
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Gulf War Syndrome


Emily Martinez

Expert at a Glance

John Hart, Jr., M.D. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Medical Science Director for the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth

Dr. Hart is one of the world's foremost experts on semantic memory - how the brain stores and accesses knowledge. His research focuses on the neural basis of semantic memory. His laboratory uses a variety of investigative techniques, including: electrophysiology (EEG), structural brain imaging, and functional brain imaging.

Hart is the President of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology and the Behavioral Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Updated: February 1, 2013