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 3503

Foundations in Human Neuroscience


CSCD 8729

Neurocognitive Language Disorders


Selected Publications

  • Sayers, M.J., Laval, D., Reilly, J., & Martin, N. (2023). Integrity of input verbal short-term memory ability predicts naming accuracy in aphasia. Aphasiology, 37(6), pp. 813-834. England. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2022.2043233

  • 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

  • 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