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Patrick McNamara, PHD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Areas of Expertise:

  •  Neuropsychology
  • Health psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Psychology of sleep and dreams


  • A psycholinguistic analysis of information processing deficits in patients with Wernicke Korsakoff Amnesia


  • Ph.D. Boston University (Neuropsychology)
  • BA Boston University (Psychology)
  • MS St joseph College (Theology)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Research Scientist Center for Mind and Culture Boston, MA
  • Director of the Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease Lab, Department of Neurology, VA New England Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine
  • Research Scientist, Psychology Service, VA New England Healthcare System
  • Founding Editor  Religion, Brain and Behavior (Richard Sosis and Wesley Wildman, Coeditors)
  • Blog on Sleep and dreams at Psychology Today: