Patrick McNamara, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

Contact:
pmcnamara@ncu.edu

Area of Expertise:
• Neuropsychology
• Aging
• Dementia
• Sleep and Dreams
• Spirituality and Medicine
• Psychiatric Disorders

Dissertation:
A psycholinguistic analysis of information processing deficits in amnesia

Education:
• Ph.D., Boston University
• B.A., Boston University

Selected Publications:
• Spirit Possession and History: History, Psychology and Neurobiology (ABC-CLIO, 2011)
• The Neuroscience of Religious Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
• “Side of onset in Parkinson’s Disease and alternations in religiosity: novel behavior phenotypes,” Behavioral Neurology (2011)
• “Dream content and memory processing: dream effects within a single night and across several nights,” Dreaming (2010)
• An Evolutionary Psychology of Sleep and Dreams (Praeger/Greenwood Press, 2004)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Director of the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory, Boston University School of Medicine
• Research Scientist, VA New England Healthcare System
• Associate Professor, Boston University, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
• Assistant Professor, State University College, Department of Psychology