Jamie Reilly

Communication Sciences and Disorders
110 Weiss Hall (265-02)


Dr. Jamie Reilly joined the faculty at Temple University in 2014 where he currently serves as professor of communication sciences and disorders. He is a clinically licensed speech-language pathologist with expertise in progressive language disorders, psycholinguistics, natural language processing and neurorehabilitation. Jamie directs the Concepts & Cognition Lab at Temple, and he routinely co-authors research with students at all levels. The lab uses a variety of empirical methods (behavioral and physiological), including transcranial direct current brain stimulation, eyetracking, electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

As an undergraduate at Tulane University, Jamie studied Russian and anthropology. After a year spent teaching English in South Korea, he completed graduate degrees in speech-language-hearing (MA) and cognitive psychology (PhD) at Temple University. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jamie is an associate editor at the Journal of Neuropsychology and an editorial board member for the journals, Neuropsychologia and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. He reviews for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , National Science Foundation (NSF), and many international foundations. He has two dogs, Fancy and Lola.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD, Cognitive Psychology, Temple University
  • MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Temple University
  • BA, Russian Language and Anthropology, Tulane University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




CSCD 3235

Human Neuroscience


CSCD 8729

Neurocognitive Language Disorders


PSY 5891

Master's Directed Research II


Selected Publications

  • Reilly, J., Flurie, M., & Ungrady, M.B. (2022). Eyetracking during picture naming predicts future vocabulary dropout in progressive anomia. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 32(4), pp. 560-578. England. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2020.1835676

  • McLaughlin, D.J., Zink, M., Gaunt, L., Reilly, J., Sommers, M.S., Engen, K.J.V., & Peelle, J.E. (2022). Give me a break! Unavoidable fatigue effects in cognitive pupillometry. Center for Open Science. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/z4quk

  • Sayers, M., Laval, D., Reilly, J., & Martin, N. (2022). Integrity of input verbal short-term memory ability predicts naming accuracy in aphasia. APHASIOLOGY. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2022.2043233

  • Reilly, J., Zuckerman, B., Finley, A.M., Litovsky, C.P., & Kenett, Y. (2022). What is Semantic Distance? A Review and Proposed Method for Modeling Conceptual Transitions in Natural Language. Center for Open Science. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/6fuhv

  • Reilly, J., Zuckerman, B., & Kelly, A. (2021). A Primer on Design and Data Analysis for Cognitive Pupillometry. Center for Open Science. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/j6sdt

  • Flurie, M., Ungrady, M., & Reilly, J. (2020). Evaluating a Maintenance-Based Treatment Approach to Preventing Lexical Dropout in Progressive Anomia. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 63(12), pp. 4082-4095. United States. doi: 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00059

  • Reilly, J., Flurie, M., & Peelle, J.E. (2020). The English Lexicon Mirrors Functional Brain Activation for a Sensory Hierarchy Dominated by Vision and Audition: Point-Counterpoint. J Neurolinguistics, 55. England. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100895

  • Reilly, J., Zuckerman, B., Kelly, A., Flurie, M., & Rao, S. (2020). Neuromodulation of cursing in American English: A combined tDCS and pupillometry study. Brain Lang, 206, p. 104791. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104791

  • Reilly, J., Kelly, A., Zuckerman, B.M., Twigg, P.P., Wells, M., Jobson, K.R., & Flurie, M. (2020). Building the perfect curse word: A psycholinguistic investigation of the form and meaning of taboo words. Psychon Bull Rev, 27(1), pp. 139-148. United States. doi: 10.3758/s13423-019-01685-8

  • Reilly, J., Kelly, A., Kim, S.H., Jett, S., & Zuckerman, B. (2019). The human task-evoked pupillary response function is linear: Implications for baseline response scaling in pupillometry. Behav Res Methods, 51(2), pp. 865-878. United States. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1134-4

  • Ungrady, M.B., Flurie, M., Zuckerman, B.M., Mirman, D., & Reilly, J. (2019). Naming and Knowing Revisited: Eyetracking Correlates of Anomia in Progressive Aphasia. Front Hum Neurosci, 13, p. 354. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00354

  • Rycroft, S.S., Giovannetti, T., Shipley, T.F., Hulswit, J., Divers, R., & Reilly, J. (2018). Windows to functional decline: Naturalistic eye movements in older and younger adults. Psychol Aging, 33(8), pp. 1215-1222. United States. doi: 10.1037/pag0000320

  • Binney, R.J., Zuckerman, B.M., Waller, H.N., Hung, J., Ashaie, S.A., & Reilly, J. (2018). Cathodal tDCS of the bilateral anterior temporal lobes facilitates semantically-driven verbal fluency. Neuropsychologia, 111, pp. 62-71. England. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.01.009

  • Binney, R.J., Ashaie, S.A., Zuckerman, B.M., Hung, J., & Reilly, J. (2018). Frontotemporal stimulation modulates semantically-guided visual search during confrontation naming: A combined tDCS and eye tracking investigation. Brain Lang, 180-182, pp. 14-23. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.04.004

  • Reilly, J., Hung, J., & Westbury, C. (2017). Non-Arbitrariness in Mapping Word Form to Meaning: Cross-Linguistic Formal Markers of Word Concreteness. Cogn Sci, 41(4), pp. 1071-1089. United States. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12361

  • Primativo, S., Reilly, J., & Crutch, S.J. (2017). Abstract Conceptual Feature Ratings Predict Gaze Within Written Word Arrays: Evidence From a Visual Wor(l)d Paradigm. Cogn Sci, 41(3), pp. 659-685. United States. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12348

  • Hung, J., Bauer, A., Grossman, M., Hamilton, R.H., Coslett, H.B., & Reilly, J. (2017). Semantic Feature Training in Combination with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Progressive Anomia. Front Hum Neurosci, 11, p. 253. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00253

  • Troche, J., Crutch, S.J., & Reilly, J. (2017). Defining a Conceptual Topography of Word Concreteness: Clustering Properties of Emotion, Sensation, and Magnitude among 750 English Words. Front Psychol, 8, p. 1787. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01787

  • Giordano, J., Bikson, M., Kappenman, E.S., Clark, V.P., Coslett, H.B., Hamblin, M.R., Hamilton, R., Jankord, R., Kozumbo, W.J., McKinley, R.A., Nitsche, M.A., Reilly, J.P., Richardson, J., Wurzman, R., & Calabrese, E. (2017). Mechanisms and Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Dose Response, 15(1), p. 1559325816685467. United States. doi: 10.1177/1559325816685467

  • Hung, J., Edmonds, L.A., & Reilly, J. (2016). Words speak louder than pictures for action concepts: an eyetracking investigation of the picture superiority effect in semantic categorisation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(9), pp. 1150-1166. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1198818

  • Binney, R.J., Zuckerman, B., & Reilly, J. (2016). A Neuropsychological Perspective on Abstract Word Representation: From Theory to Treatment of Acquired Language Disorders. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep, 16(9), p. 79. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11910-016-0683-0

  • Reilly, J., Garcia, A., & Binney, R.J. (2016). Does the sound of a barking dog activate its corresponding visual form? An fMRI investigation of modality-specific semantic access. Brain Lang, 159, pp. 45-59. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2016.05.006

  • Reilly, J., Peelle, J.E., Garcia, A., & Crutch, S.J. (2016). Linking somatic and symbolic representation in semantic memory: the dynamic multilevel reactivation framework. Psychon Bull Rev, 23(4), pp. 1002-1014. United States. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0824-5

  • Reilly, J. (2016). How to constrain and maintain a lexicon for the treatment of progressive semantic naming deficits: Principles of item selection for formal semantic therapy. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 26(1), pp. 126-156. England. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2014.1003947

  • Garcia, A. & Reilly, J. (2015). Linguistic disruption in primary progressive Aphasia, frontotemporal degeneration, and Alzheimer's disease. In Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders (pp. 268-277). doi: 10.4324/9780203569245

  • Reilly, J. & Martin, N. (2015). Semantic processing in transcortical sensory aphasia. In The Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders (pp. 97-120). doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199772391.013.6

  • Reilly, J. & Hung, J. (2015). Dementia and communication. In The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders (pp. 266-283). doi: 10.1017/CBO9781139108683.018

  • Benjamin, M.L., Towler, S., Garcia, A., Park, H., Sudhyadhom, A., Harnish, S., McGregor, K.M., Zlatar, Z., Reilly, J.J., Rosenbek, J.C., Rothi, L.J.G., & Crosson, B. (2014). A Behavioral Manipulation Engages Right Frontal Cortex During Aphasia Therapy. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 28(6), pp. 545-553. United States. doi: 10.1177/1545968313517754

  • Reilly, J., Harnish, S., Garcia, A., Hung, J., Rodriguez, A.D., & Crosson, B. (2014). Lesion symptom mapping of manipulable object naming in nonfluent aphasia: can a brain be both embodied and disembodied? Cogn Neuropsychol, 31(4), pp. 287-312. England. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2014.914022

  • Troche, J., Crutch, S., & Reilly, J. (2014). Clustering, hierarchical organization, and the topography of abstract and concrete nouns. Front Psychol, 5, p. 360. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00360

  • Ramey, C.H., Chrysikou, E.G., & Reilly, J. (2013). Snapshots of Children's Changing Biases During Language Development: Differential Weighting of Perceptual and Linguistic Factors Predicts Noun Age of Acquisition. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14(4), pp. 573-592. doi: 10.1080/15248372.2012.689386

  • Martin, N. & Reilly, J. (2013). Short-term Working Memory Impairments in Aphasia Data, Models, and Their Application to Rehabilitation : a Special Issue of the Journal Aphasiology.

  • Crutch, S.J., Troche, J., Reilly, J., & Ridgway, G.R. (2013). Abstract conceptual feature ratings: the role of emotion, magnitude, and other cognitive domains in the organization of abstract conceptual knowledge. Front Hum Neurosci, 7, p. 186. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00186

  • Troche, J., Troche, M.S., Berkowitz, R., Grossman, M., & Reilly, J. (2012). Tone discrimination as a window into acoustic perceptual deficits in Parkinson's disease. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 21(3), pp. 258-263. United States. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0007)

  • Martin, N. & Reilly, J. (2012). Short-term/working memory impairments in aphasia: Data, models, and their application to aphasia rehabilitation. Aphasiology, 26(3-4), pp. 253-257. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2011.648163

  • Reilly, J. & Fisher, J.L. (2012). Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of the missing attribution: a historical note on "The Grandfather Passage." J Speech Lang Hear Res, 55(1), pp. 84-88. United States. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0158)

  • Rodriguez, A.D., McCabe, M.L., Nocera, J.R., & Reilly, J. (2012). Concurrent word generation and motor performance: further evidence for language-motor interaction. PLoS One, 7(5), p. e37094. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037094

  • Reilly, J., Troche, J., Chatel, A., Park, H., Kalinyak-Fliszar, M., Antonucci, S.M., & Martin, N. (2012). Lexicality Effects in Word and Nonword Recall of Semantic Dementia and Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia. Aphasiology, 26(3-4), pp. 404-427. England. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2011.616926

  • Reilly, J., Westbury, C., Kean, J., & Peelle, J.E. (2012). Arbitrary symbolism in natural language revisited: when word forms carry meaning. PLoS One, 7(8), p. e42286. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042286

  • Rogalski, Y., Peelle, J.E., & Reilly, J. (2011). Effects of perceptual and contextual enrichment on visual confrontation naming in adult aging. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 54(5), pp. 1349-1360. United States. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0178)

  • Reilly, J., Troche, J., & Grossman, M. (2011). Language Processing in Dementia. In The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (pp. 336-368). doi: 10.1002/9781444344110.ch12

  • Park, H., Rogalski, Y., Rodriguez, A.D., Zlatar, Z., Benjamin, M., Harnish, S., Bennett, J., Rosenbek, J.C., Crosson, B., & Reilly, J. (2011). Perceptual cues used by listeners to discriminate fluent from nonfluent narrative discourse. Aphasiology, 25(9), pp. 998-1015. England. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2011.570770

  • Reilly, J., Peelle, J.E., Antonucci, S.M., & Grossman, M. (2011). Anomia as a marker of distinct semantic memory impairments in Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia. Neuropsychology, 25(4), pp. 413-426. United States. doi: 10.1037/a0022738

  • Reilly, J., Rodriguez, A.D., Peelle, J.E., & Grossman, M. (2011). Frontal lobe damage impairs process and content in semantic memory: evidence from category-specific effects in progressive non-fluent aphasia. Cortex, 47(6), pp. 645-658. Italy. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2010.05.005

  • Reilly, J. & Kean, J. (2011). Information content and word frequency in natural language: word length matters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(20), p. E108. United States. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1103035108

  • Harnish, S.M., Neils-Strunjas, J., Eliassen, J., Reilly, J., Meinzer, M., Clark, J.G., & Joseph, J. (2010). Visual discrimination predicts naming and semantic association accuracy in Alzheimer disease. Cogn Behav Neurol, 23(4), pp. 231-239. United States. doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e3181e61cf1

  • Reilly, J., Rodriguez, A.D., Lamy, M., & Neils-Strunjas, J. (2010). Cognition, language, and clinical pathological features of non-Alzheimer's dementias: an overview. J Commun Disord, 43(5), pp. 438-452. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2010.04.011

  • Park, H., Biun, D., Martin, N., & Reilly, J. (2010). Effects of semantic and phonological relatedness on word list recall: A case study in semantic dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, pp. 189-190. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.094

  • Troche, J., Troche, M., Berkowitz, R., Grossman, M., & Reilly, J. (2010). Tone discrimination as a window into acoustic perceptual deficits in Parkinson's disease. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, pp. 130-131. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.065

  • Reilly, J., Antonucci, S., Peelle, J., & Grossman, M. (2010). Distinctiveness of anomia in Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia: A new wrinkle on the access-storage debate. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, pp. 185-186. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.092

  • Antonucci, S.M. & Reilly, J. (2008). Semantic memory and language processing: a primer. Semin Speech Lang, 29(1), pp. 5-17. United States. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1061621

  • Reilly, J. & Peelle, J.E. (2008). Effects of semantic impairment on language processing in semantic dementia. Semin Speech Lang, 29(1), pp. 32-43. United States. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1061623

  • Reilly, J. (2008). Semantic memory and language processing in aphasia and dementia. Preface. Semin Speech Lang, 29(1), pp. 3-4. United States. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1061620

  • Reilly, J., Chrysikou, E.G., & Ramey, C.H. (2007). Support for hybrid models of the age of acquisition of English nouns. Psychon Bull Rev, 14(6), pp. 1164-1170. United States. doi: 10.3758/bf03193107

  • Reilly, J., Troiani, V., Grossman, M., & Wingfield, A. (2007). An introduction to hearing loss and screening procedures for behavioral research. Behav Res Methods, 39(3), pp. 667-672. United States. doi: 10.3758/bf03193038

  • Reilly, J., Cross, K., Troiani, V., & Grossman, M. (2007). Single‐word semantic judgements in semantic dementia: Do phonology and grammatical class count? Aphasiology, 21(6-8), pp. 558-569. doi: 10.1080/02687030701191986

  • Reilly, J. & Kean, J. (2007). Formal distinctiveness of high- and low-imageability nouns: analyses and theoretical implications. Cogn Sci, 31(1), pp. 157-168. United States. doi: 10.1080/03640210709336988

  • Troiani, V., Ash, S., Reilly, J., & Grossman, M. (2006). The neural correlates of narrative discourse: An investigation using arterial spin-labeling. Brain and Language, 99(1-2), pp. 204-205. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.110

  • Reilly, J., Grossman, M., & McCawley, G. (2006). Concreteness effects in lexical processing of semantic dementia. Brain and Language, 99(1-2), pp. 157-158. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.088

  • Reilly, J. (2005). Verbal Working Memory Skills of Children Who Stutter: A Preliminary Investigation. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 32(Spring), pp. 38-42. doi: 10.1044/cicsd_32_s_38

  • Reilly, J., Martin, N., & Grossman, M. (2005). Verbal learning in semantic dementia: Is repetition priming a useful strategy? Aphasiology, 19(3-5), pp. 329-339. doi: 10.1080/02687030444000787

  • Reilly, J. (2005). Lexical decision reflects an interaction of word form and meaning: Implications for aphasiology. Brain and Language, 95(1 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 22-23. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2005.07.025

  • Reilly, J., Ramey, C.H., & Milsark, G. (2004). Confounds in the distinction between high- and low-imageability words: Phonological, etymological, and morphological differences. Brain and Language, 91(1 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 147-149. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2004.06.077

  • Reilly, J., Martin, N., & Grossman, M. (2004). Effects of semantic impairment on repetition and verbal short-term memory: Evidence from semantic dementia. Brain and Language, 91(1 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 140-141. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2004.06.073