Dr. McNamara’s CV

PATRICK MCNAMARA, PH.D.
pmcnamar3@gmail.com &  mcnamar@bu.edu
Boston VA Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus
Department of Neurology
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

May 2013 Masters Pastoral Theology, St Joseph’s College of Maine

1991-1993 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Aphasia Research Center, Boston VA Medical Center

1991 Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience (Human Neuropsychology), Boston University

1986 B.A., Psychology, Boston University

 

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2005-present Director of the Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease Lab, VA New England Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine

2000-present Research Scientist, VA New England Healthcare System

1996-1999 Manager, Research Department, Partnership for Organ Donation, Boston, MA

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2012-present Graduate School Dissertation Chair; The Graduate School Northcentral University

2007-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

2000-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

1999-2000         Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Boston University School of Medicine

1994-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, State University College at Buffalo, NY

 

FOUNDING EDITOR

Religion, Brain and Behavior (Richard Sosis and Wesley Wildman, Coeditors) http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rrbb20

 

PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIPS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2009-2010 Movement Disorders Society

2008-2010 American Academy of Sleep Medicine

2008-2010 American Psychological Association, Division 36, Psychology of Religion

2008-2010 American Psychological Association

2008-2010 American Academy of Neurology Professional Association

2007-2009 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society

2007-2010 Human Behavior and Evolution Society

2007-2010 American Academy of Neurology

2005-2010 American Psychological Society

2004-2010 Sleep Research Society

2000-2010 Association for the Study of Dreams

1995-2010 International Neuropsychological Society

2007-2008 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

2007-2008 International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion

2005 Human Behavior and Evolution Society

1997-2004 Association of Health Services Research

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2010-present Teaching online research methods courses Graduate School Northcentral University

2000-present     Training of student interns, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, Boston University

2000-present Advisor on Masters Theses in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University

 

OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2010-present Blog at Psychology Today magazine on Neuroscience of sleep and dreams http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dream-catcher

2008, Health Forum Online, Biobehavioral pathways that mediate the effects of spirituality and religion on health

2008, Health Forum Online, Sleep disorders: Distressing dreams and nightmares from childhood to old age – When to worry about them and how to intervene

 

REVIEW SERVICE

2012- present Behavioral Neuroscience

2005-present Dreaming: Journal Internal Association of Dreaming

2009-present Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology

2009-present Cognitive Science

2009-present Nature. Neuroscience

2008-present Consciousness & Cognition

2008-present Neuropsychology Review

2008-present Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses

2004-present Sleep and Hypnosis

2006 International Journal for the Psychology of Religion

2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2006 Institute for Mental Health Research

2005 Current Anthropology

2005 Journal Nervous and Mental Disease

2005 Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment

2004 Journal of Neurolinguistics

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISEMENT

Ph.D. Theses –

  1. First Reader, Dissertation, Erica Harris, MPH

Title: Neurocognition and Self-Regulation of the Agentic Self in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Date of Graduation: May 2011

  1. First Reader, Dissertation, Paul Butler, MTS

Title: Religious Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease

Graduation Date: May 2010

  1. First Reader, Dissertation, David Karam

Title: An investigation of positive behavioral interventions and supports to guide the implementation of response to intervention.

Date of Graduation: June 2013

  1. First reader, Dissertation, Barbara Walters

Title: Informational text and the common core: A content analysis of three basal reading programs.

Graduation date: June 2013

  1. First reader: Dissertation, Gregory Sanial

Title: Exploring U.S. Coast Guard organizational preparedness through chaos and complexity theory: A case study.

Graduation date: June 2013

  1. First reader: Disseration, Kylene Reader

Title: Interactive televised social work practice courses: An evaluation of on-site and remote-site students educational outcomes and satisfaction.

Graduation date: June 2013

  1. Frist reader: Dissertation, Laura Riddle

Title: Infoglut: Does it hinder the online learning experience of non-traditional students?

Graduation date June 2013

  1. First reader: Dissertation, Marla Rogers

Title: Consumer Mobile Content Services Usage: Examining the Relationship with Mobile Advertising Acceptance.

Graduation date June 2012

  1. First reader: Dissertation, Cindy Greenman

Title: Marital status, religiosity and experience as predictors of ethical awareness among accounting professionals.

Graduation date June 2012

 

Masters Theses – Boston University, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Master of Arts in Medical Sciences

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Noël Warwick

Bio-Behavioral Correlates of Mother-Infant Co-sleeping

Graduated: 2008

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Noelle Ebel

Sleep Spindle Activity in Non-REM and Its Relation to Procedural Memory in Parkinson’s Disease Graduated: 2007

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Manish Ramani

Theory of Mind Impairments in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Relation to Frontal Function

Graduated: 2007

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Priti Nath

Personality in Parkinson’s Disease

Graduated: 2005

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Justin Gan

The Relationship of Sleep States to Suicide

Graduated: 2003

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Emily Benson

Pain in Memory

Graduated: 2002

  1. First Reader, Masters Thesis, Jayme Dowdall

REM Sleep and Attachment

Graduated: 2001

 

PREVIOUS RESEARCH GRANTS

2013-present Templeton Foundation Award: Neurology of religious cognition. $1,813,766

Role: Principal Investigator

2007-2010 NIDCD: Pragmatic Language Skills in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, $1,361,019

Role: Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: R01

Grant Number: 1R01DC007956-01A3

2007-2009    NIH: REM/NREM Processing Specializations, $346,000

Role: Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: R21

Grant Number: 1R21MH076916-01A2

2007 CTNS/STARS: Intense Experiences and Ultimate Reality, $20,000

Role: Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: Research Planning Grant

  1. NIMH: Phylogeny of Sleep, $1,287,077

Role: Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: R01

Grant Number: 5R01MH070415-01

2000-2004 Merit Review Award: Catecholaminergic contributions to cognitive and affective function in Parkinson’s Disease, $525,000

Role: Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: VA Merit

  1. Templeton Foundation: Frontal lobe mediation of effects of religiosity on health in the elderly,

$150,000

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Type of Grant: Research Grant

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011; Symposium in Religion on ‘Neuroscience of Religious Experience’ McNamara 2009

2010; Symposium in Christian Scholar Review ‘Neuroscience of Religious Experience’

2009: Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion volumes selected to be an element of The International Society for Science and Library Project, Bene’t House, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, UK

 

PUBLICATIONS

In press

  1. McNamara, P., & Butler, P. M. (in press). The neuropsychology of religious experience. In R.F. Paloutzian & C. L. Park (Eds.), The handbook of the psychology of religion, 2nd ed. New York: The Guilford Press.

  2. McNamara, P., & Burns, J. (in press). Religiosity as protective against addictions in adolescents. In A. Browne- Miller (Ed.), Addictions (4 vols.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

In Preparation Articles

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (in preparation). Changes in novelty seeking as a function of side of onset in patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Relation to executive dysfunction.

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (in preparation). Possible selves in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Original Articles

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2013). Apathy in patients with Parkinson’s disease as function of side of onset. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 26(2), 95-104. PMID: 23584852

  1. Blagrove, M., Fouquet, N. C., Baird, A. L., Pace-Schott, E. F., Davies, A. C., Neuschaffer, J. L., … & Turnbull, O. H. (2012). Association of salivary-assessed oxytocin and cortisol levels with time of night and sleep stage. Journal of neural transmission, 119(10), 1223-1232.

  1. McNamara, P., Pace-Schott, E. F., Johnson, P., Harris, E., & Auerbach, S. (2011). Sleep architecture and sleep-related mentation in securely and insecurely attached young people. Attachment and Human Development, 13(2), 141-154.

  1. Butler, P. M., McNamara, P., Ghofrani, J., & Durso, R. (2011). Disease-associated differences in religious cognition in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, iFirst, 1-12.

  1. Butler, P. M., McNamara, P., Durso, R. (2011). Side of onset in Parkinson’s Disease and alterations in religiosity: Novel behavioral phenotypes. Behavioural Neurology, 24(2), 133-141.

  2. McNamara, P. (2011). Response to Taves et al. Religion, 41(1), 97-101.

  3. McNamara, P. (2010). Review of The twenty-four hour mind: The role of sleep and dreaming in our emotional lives by Rosalind Cartwright. Sleep and Hypnosis, 12(1-2), 35-36.

  4. Wildman, W. J., & McNamara, P. (2010). Evaluating reliance on narratives in the psychological study of religious experiences. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 20, 223-254.

  1. Kookoolis, A., Pace-Schott, E.F., & McNamara, P. (2010). Dream content and memory processing: Dream lag effects within a single night and across several nights. Dreaming, 20(3), 211-217.

  1. McNamara, P., Johnson, P., McLaren, D., Harris, E., Beauharnais, C., & Auerbach, S. (2010). REM and NREM sleep mentation. International Review of Neurobiology, 92, 69-86.

  1. McNamara, P. (2010). The neuroscience of religious experience – A response to the Runyan-Kreitzer review. Christian Scholar’s Review, 39(4), 479-481.

  1. McNamara, P., Stavitsky, K., Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2010). The impact of clinical and cognitive variables on social functioning in Parkinson’s disease: Patient versus examiner estimates. Parkinson’s Disease, Article ID 263083, 6 pages.

  1. Holtgraves, T., & McNamara, P. (2010). Pragmatic comprehension deficit in Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(4), 388-397. PMID: 19763993

  1. Holtgraves, T., & McNamara, P. (2010). Parkinson’s disease and politeness. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29(2), 178-193. PMID: 20882123

  1. Stavitsky, K., Saurman, J., McNamara, P., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2010). Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease: A comparison of actigraphy and subjective measures. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 16, 280-283. PMID: 20202887

  1. McNamara, P., Stavitsky, K., Harris, E., Szent-Imrey, O., & Durso, R. (2010). Mood, side of motor symptom onset and pain complaints in Parkinson’s disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,25, 519-524. PMID: 19711336

  1. McNamara, P., Auerbach, S., Johnson, P., Harris, E., & Doros, G. (2010). Impact of REM sleep on distortions of self concept, mood and memory in depressed/anxious participants. Journal of Affective Disorders, 122(3), 198-207. PMID: 19631989

  1. McNamara, P., Burns, J., Johnson, P., & McCorkle, B. H. (2010). How does religiousness protect against risky health behaviors? Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2(1), 30-34.

  1. Holtgraves, T., McNamara, P., Cappaert, K., & Durso, R. (2010). Linguistic correlates of asymmetric motor symptom severity in Parkinson’s Disease. Brain and Cognition, 72(2), 189-196. PMID: 19751960

  1. McNamara, P., Holtgraves, T. Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2010). Social cognition of indirect speech: Evidence from Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(2), 162-171. PMID: 20161657

  1. Butler, P. M., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2010). Deficits in the automatic activation of religious concepts in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16(2), 252-261. PMID: 19958570

  1. Bernáth, I., McNamara, P., Szternák, N., Szakács, Z., Köves, P., Terray-Horváth, A., & Vida, Z. (2009). Hyperviscosity as a possible cause of positive acoustic evoked potential findings in patients with sleep apnea. Dual electrophysiological and hemorheological study. Sleep Medicine, 10(3), 361-367. PMID: 18656422

  1. Capellini, I., McNamara, P., Preston, B. T., Nunn, C. L., & Barton, R. A. (2009). Does sleep play a role in memory consolidation? A comparative test. PLoS ONE, 4(2), e4609. PMID: 19240803

  1. Preston, B. T., Capellini, I.,  McNamara, P., Barton, R. A., & Nunn, C. L. (2009). Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9, 7. PMID: 19134175

  1. Capellini, I., Nunn, C. L., McNamara, P., Preston, B. T., & Barton, R. A. (2008). Energetic constraints, not predation, influence the evolution of sleep patterning in mammals. Functional Ecology, 22(5), 847-853.

  1. Stavitsky, K., McNamara, P., Durso, R., Harris, E., Auerbach, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2008). Hallucinations, dreaming and frequent dozing in Parkinson’s disease: Impact of right-hemisphere neural networks. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 21(3), 143-149. PMID: 18797256

  1. Stavitsky, K., Neargarder, S., Bogdanova, Y., McNamara, P., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2011). The impact of sleep quality on cognitive functioning in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(1), 108.

  1. Wildman, W., & McNamara, P. (2008). Challenges facing the neurological study of religious behavior, belief and experience. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 20, 212-242.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., Preston, B., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2008). Phylogenetic analysis of the ecology and evolution of mammalian sleep. Evolution, 62(7), 1764-1776. PMID: 18384657

  1. Acerbi, A., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2008). To sleep or not to sleep: The ecology of sleep in artificial organisms. BMC Ecology, 8, 10. PMID: 18479523

  1. Assal, F., & McNamara, P. (2008). Spatial perseveration in dementia with Lewy bodies. Behavioural Neurology, 18, 235-236. PMID: 18430981

  1. McNamara, P., Capellini, I., Harris, E., Nunn, C. L., Barton, R. A., & Preston, B. (2008). The phylogeny of sleep database: A new resource for sleep scientists. The Open Sleep Journal, 1, 11-14. PMID: 18978959

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2008). Alterations of the sense of self and personality in Parkinson’s Disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(1), 79-84. PMID: 17562520

  1. McNamara, P., McLaren, D., & Durso, K. (2007). Representation of the Self in REM and NREM dreams. Dreaming, 17(2), 113-126. PMID: 19169371

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2007). “Machiavellianism” and frontal dysfunction: Evidence from Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 12(4), 285-300. PMID: 17558639

  1. McNamara, P., & Szent-Imrey, R. (2007). Costly signaling theory of REM sleep and dreams. Evolutionary Psychology, 5(1), 28-44.

  1. Klein, R., McNamara, P., & Albert, M. L. (2006). Neuropharmacologic approaches to cognitive rehabilitation. Behavioural Neurology, 17, 1-3.

  1. McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2006). Neuropharmacological treatment of mental dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Behavioural Neurology, 17(1), 43-51. PMID: 16720959

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2006). Life goals of patients with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot study on correlations with mood and cognitive functions. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20, 818-826. PMID: 17005505

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Brown, A. (2006). Religiosity in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2(3), 341-348. PMID: 19412480

  1. Wegelin, J., McNamara, P., Durso, R., Brown, A., & McLaren, D. (2005). Correlates of excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 11(7), 441-448. PMID: 16154796

  1. McNamara, P., McLaren, D., Smith, D., Brown, A., & Stickgold, R. (2005). A “Jekyll and Hyde” within: Aggressive versus friendly social interactions in REM and NREM dreams. Psychological Science, 16(2), 130-136. PMID: 15686579

  1. McNamara, P., Benson, E., McGeeney, B., Brown, A., & Albert, M. (2005). Modes of remembering in chronic  pain: Relation to current pain. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(1), 53-57. PMID: 15674135

  1. McNamara, P. (2004). Genomic imprinting and neurodevelopmental disorders of sleep. Sleep and Hypnosis, 6(2), 100-108.

  1. McNamara, P., & Albert, M. L. (2004). Neuropharmacology of verbal perseveration. Seminars in Speech and Language, 24(4), 309-321. PMID: 15599821

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Brown, A. (2003). Relation of ‘sense of self’ to executive function performance in Parkinson’s Disease. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 14, 139-148. PMID: 14501535

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., Brown, A., & Lynch, A. (2003). Counterfactual cognitive deficit in patients with Parkinson’s disease.  Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74, 1065-1070. PMID: 12876235

  1. McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2003). Pragmatic communication skills in Parkinson’s Disease. Brain and Language, 84, 414-423. PMID: 12662979

  1. McNamara, P., Andresen, J., & Gellard, J. (2003). Relation of religiosity and scores on verbal and non-verbal fluency tests to subjective reports of health in the elderly. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 13(4), 259-271.

  1. McNamara, P., Belsky, J., & Fearon, P. (2003). Infant sleep disorders and attachment: Sleep problems in infants with insecure-resistant versus insecure-avoidant attachments to mother. Sleep and Hypnosis, 5(1), 7-16.

  1. McNamara, P. (2002). The frontal lobes, social intelligence, and religious worship. Ideas for Creative Research in Neurobiology. The John Templeton Foundation (pp. 50-59).

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Auerbach, S. (2002). Dopaminergic syndromes of sleep, mood and mentation: Evidence from Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Sleep and Hypnosis, 4(3), 119-131.

  1. McNamara, P., Dowdall, J., & Auerbach, S. (2002). REM sleep, early experience and the development of reproductive strategies. Human Nature, 13(4), 404-435.

  1. McNamara, P., Andresen, J., Arrowood, J., & Messer, G. (2002). Counterfactual cognitive operations in dreams. Dreaming, 12(3), 121-133.

  1. McNamara, P. (2002). The motivational origins of religious practices. Zygon: A Journal of Religion and Science, 37(1), 143-160.

  1. McNamara, P. Andresen, J., Clark, J., Zborowski, M., & Duffy, C. (2001). Impact of attachment styles on sleep and dreams: A test of the attachment hypothesis of REM sleep. Journal of Sleep Research, 10, 117-127.

  1. McNamara, P., Oscar-Berman, M., & Albert, M. (2000).  Frontal lobe function and pain in the elderly. Journal of Adult Development and Aging, 7(2), 113-119.

  1. McNamara, P. (2000). Counterfactual thought in dreams. Dreaming, 10(4), 232-245.

  1. McNamara, P., Guadagnoli, E., Evanisko, M.J., Beasley, C., Santiago-Delpin, E.A., Callender, C.O., & Christiansen, E. (1999). Correlates of support for organ donation among three ethnic minorities. Clinical Transplantation, 13, 45-50.

  1. Guadagnoli, E., Christiansen, C., DeJong, W., McNamara, P., Beasley, C., Christiansen, E., & Evanisko, M. (1999). The public’s willingness to discuss their preference for organ donation with family members. Clinical Transplantation, 13, 1-7.

  1. Guadagnoli, E., McNamara P., Evanisko, M., Beasley, C., Callender, C.O., & Poretsky, A. (1999). The influence of race on approaching families for organ donation and their decision to donate. American Journal of Public Health, 89, 244-247.

  1. Beasley, C., Boyle, C., McNamara, P., & Guardino, S. (1999). Estimating the potential effects of donor registries using a simple analytical model. Transplantation Proceedings, 31, 1701-1702.

  1. Evanisko, M., Beasley, C., Brigham, L., Capossela, C., Cosgrove, G.R., Light, J., Mellor, S., Poretsky, A., & McNamara, P. (1998). Readiness of critical care physicians and nurses to handle requests for organ donation. Journal of Critical Care, 7(1), 4-12.

  1. Gortmaker, S.L., Beasley, C.L., Sheehy, E., Lucas, B.A., Brigham, L.E., Grenvik, A., Patterson, R.H., Garrison, R.N., McNamara, P., & Evanisko, M.J. (1998). Improving the request process to increase family consent for organ donation. Journal of Transplant Coordination, 8(4), 210-217.

  1. McNamara P., Franz, H.G., Fowler, R., Evanisko, M.J., & Beasley, C.L. (1997). Medical record review as a measure of the effectiveness of organ procurement practices in the hospital. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 23(6), 321-333.

  1. Zborowski, M., & McNamara, P. (1998). Attachment hypothesis of REM sleep: Toward an integration of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology and the implications for psychopathology research. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 15(1), 115-140.

  1. McNamara, P., Clark, J., & Hartmann, E. (1998). Handedness and dream content. Dreaming, 8(1), 15-22.

  1. McNamara, P. (1996). Bergson’s theory of dreaming. Dreaming, 6(3), 173-186.

  1. McNamara, P., Clark, J., Krueger, M., & Durso, R. (1996). Grammaticality judgments and sentence comprehension in Parkinson’s disease: A comparison with Broca’s aphasia. International Journal of Neuroscience, 86, 151-166. PMID: 8828068

  1. McNamara, P. (1996). REM sleep: A social bonding mechanism. New Ideas in Psychology, 14(1), 35-46.

  1. McNamara, P. (1996). Bergson’s “Matter and Memory” and modern selectionist theories of memory. Brain and Cognition, 30, 215-231.

  1. McNamara, P., von Harscher, H., Scioli, T., Krueger, M., Lawson, D., & Durso, R. (1995). The sense of self after brain damage: Evidence from aphasics and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, November/December, 16-23.

  1. Frazier, L., & McNamara, P. (1995). Favor referential representations. Brain and Language, 49, 224-240.

  1. McNamara, P. (1994). Memory, double, shadow and evil. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 39, 233-251.

  1. McNamara, P., Blum, D., O’Quin, K., & Schachter, S. (1994). Markers of cerebral lateralization and alcoholism. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79, 1435-1440.

  1. McNamara, P., Flannery, K., Obler, L., & Schachter, S. (1994). Special talents in Geschwind and Galaburda’s theory of cerebral lateralization: An examination in a female population. International Journal of Neuroscience, 78, 167-176.

  1. Tanaka, Y., Miyazaki, M., Kuzuhara, S., McNamara, P., & Albert, M. (1993). The relation between pain and cerebral hemisphere. Neurological Medicine (Tokyo), 39(3), 263-268.

  1. Staveley, H., & McNamara, P. (1993). Warwick Fox’s “Transpersonal Ecology”: A critique and alternative approach. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 24(2), 201-211.

  1. McNamara, P., Obler, L., Au, R., Durso, R., & Albert, M. (1992). Speech monitoring skills in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease and normal aging. Brain and Language, 42, 38-51.

  1. Shapiro, L., McNamara, P., Zurif, E., Lanzoni, S., & Cermak, L. (1992). Processing complexity and sentence memory: Evidence from amnesia. Brain and Language, 42, 431-453.

  1. McNamara, P. (1992). A transpersonal approach to memory. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 24(1), 61-78.

  2. McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (1991). Reversible Othello syndrome in a man with Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Geriatric Neurology & Psychiatry, 4(3), 157-159.

Book Chapters

  1. McNamara, P., & Wildman, W. (Eds.). (2012). Introduction. Science and the world’s religions (3 volumes) (pp. xiii-xxxxiii). Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, ABC-CLIO.

  2. McNamara, P. (2012). The origins and originators of religion. In: McNamara, P., & Wildman, W. (Eds.). Science and the world’s religions (3 volumes). Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, ABC-CLIO. (pp.3-20 )

  3. McNamara, P., & Butler, P. M. (2011). De-personalization and the psychobiology of evil. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.), Explaining evil: Volume I: Definitions and development (pp. 50-63). Praeger, CT: Greenwood Press.

  4. Butler, P. M., & McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2011). Epigenetic and gene imprinting effects in Parkinson’s disease: A kinship theory of gene conflict in aging and dementia. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Dementia: Volume 2: Science and biology (pp. 25-87). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2011). Religious coping strategies in healthy elderly and in those at risk for dementia.In Dementia: Volume 3: Treatments and developments (pp.119-134). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.), & Auerbach, S. (2010). Evolutionary medicine of sleep disorders: Toward a science of sleep duration. In P. McNamara, R. A. Barton, & C. L. Nunn (Eds.), Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives (pp. 107-122). New York: Cambridge University Press.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., McNamara, P. (Ed.), Preston, B. T., & Nunn, C. L. (2010). Ecological constraints on mammalian sleep architecture. In P. McNamara, R. A. Barton, & C. L. Nunn (Eds.), Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives (pp. 12-33). New York: Cambridge University Press.

  1. Nunn, C. L., McNamara, P., Capellini, I., Preston, B. T., & Barton, R. A. (2010). Primate sleep in phylogenetic perspective. In P. McNamara, R. A. Barton, & C. L. Nunn (Eds.), Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives (pp. 123-144). New York: Cambridge University Press
  1. McNamara, P., & Butler, P.M. (2009). The evolution of sleep and dreams.  In S. Krippner & D. J. Ellis (Eds.), Perchance to dream: The frontiers of dream psychology (pp. 1-12). New York: Nova Publishers.

  1. Harris, E., & McNamara, P. (2009). Neurologic constraints on evolutionary theories of religion. In E. Voland & W. Schiefenhövel (Series Eds.), The biological evolution of religious mind and behavior, The frontiers collection (pp. 205-215). Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

  1. Harris, E. (Ed.), & McNamara, P. (2008). Is religiousness a biocultural adaptation?  In J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, R. Genet, E. Harris, K. Wyman, & C. Genet (Eds.), The evolution of religion: Studies, theories, and critiques (pp. 69-75). Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

  1. McNamara, P., & Szent-Imrey, R. (2007). Understanding miracles in relationship to standard religious experiences. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.), The psychology and science of miracle healing: Volume I: Religious and spiritual events (pp. 208-220). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.), McLaren, D., Kowalczyk, S., & Pace-Schott, E. (2007). ‘Theory of Mind’ in REM and NREM dreams. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (Eds.), The new science of dreaming: Volume I: Biological aspects (pp. 201-220). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.), Nunn, C., Barton, R., Harris, E., & Capellini, I. (2007). Phylogeny of sleep and dreams. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (Eds.), The new science of dreaming: Volume I: Biological aspects (pp. 53- 70). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.), Harris, E., & Kookoolis, A. (2007). Costly signaling theory of dream recall and dream sharing. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (Eds.), The new science of dreaming: Volume III: Cultural and theoretical perspectives (pp. 117-132). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. Emmons, R., & McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2006). Sacred emotions and affective neuroscience: Gratitude, costly- signaling, and the brain. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion: Volume I: Evolution, genes, and the religious brain (pp. 11-30). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. Park, C., & McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2006). Religion, meaning, and the brain. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion: Volume III: The psychology of religious experience (pp. 67-89). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. Paloutzian, R., Swenson, E., & McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2006). Religious conversion, spiritual transformation, and the neurocognition of meaning making. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion: Volume II: The neurology of religious experience (pp. 151-169). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.), Durso, R., Brown, A., & Harris, E. (2006). The chemistry of religiosity: Evidence from patients with Parkinson’s disease. In P. McNamara (Ed.), Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion: Volume II: The neurology of religious experience (pp. 1-14). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2006). The frontal lobes, and the evolution of cooperation and religion.  In Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion: Volume II: The neurology of religious experience (pp. 189-204). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., & Harris, E. (2006). Frontal lobe mediation of the sense of self: Evidence from studies of patients with Parkinson’s disease. In A. P. Prescott (Ed.), The concept of self in medicine and health care (pp. 143-161). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  1. McNamara, P., & Albert, M. (2003). Pharmacotherapy of cognition. In K. Heilman & E. Valenstein (Eds.), Clinical neuropsychology (4th ed., pp. 640-656). New York: Oxford.

  1. Oscar-Berman, M., & McNamara, P. (2001). Cognitive changes in aging alcoholics. In R.R. Watson (Ed.), Alcohol and substance abuse in the aged (pp. 21-40). New York: CRC Press.

  1. McNamara, P. (2001). Religion and the frontal lobes. In J. Andresen (Ed.), Religion in mind (pp. 237-256). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  1. Oscar-Berman, M., & McNamara, P. (2001). Brain injuries. In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed., vol. 1, pp. 236-237). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

  1. Oscar-Berman, M., & McNamara, P. (2001). Central nervous system disorders. In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed., vol. 1, pp. 265- 267). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

  1. McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2000). Language functions in Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence for a neurochemistry of language. In L. Obler & L.T. Connor (Eds.), Neurobehavior of language and cognition: Studies of normal aging and brain damage (pp. 201-212). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  1. Helander, K., McNamara, P., Franz, H., & Beasley, C. (1999). Best demonstrated practices in organ donation: Meeting the challenge of the new HCFA regulations. In J. Burns & L. M. Northrup (Eds.), Hospital strategies (pp. 111-140). New York: Faulkner and Gray, Inc.

  1. McNamara P., & Beasley, C. (1997). Determinants of familial consent to organ donation in the hospital setting. In M. Cecka & P. I. Terasaki (Eds.), Clinical transplants 1997 (pp. 219-229). Los Angeles: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory.

  1. Mimura, M., McNamara, P., & Albert, M. (1995). Towards a pharmacotherapy for aphasia. In H. Kirshner (Ed.), Handbook of neurological speech and language disorders (pp. 465-482). New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

  1. Oscar-Berman, M., McNamara, P., & Freedman, M. (1991). Delayed response tasks: Parallels between experimental ablation studies and findings in patients with frontal lesions. In H. S. Levin & H. M. Eisenberg (Eds.), Frontal lobe function and injury (pp. 230-255). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Encyclopedia Entries

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). REM sleep properties. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 557-558 ). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Costly signaling theory. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 179-180). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep and growth hormone release. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 617). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). REM sleep-related motor paralysis. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 560-561). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Counterfactuals in dreams. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 181-182). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Involuntary nature of dreaming. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 363-364). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Play and the dream. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 507-508). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Awakenings protocol. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 65-67). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep disturbances in post traumatic stress disorder. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 650-652). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep problems among veterans of foreign wars. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 703-704). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Antrobus’ (1983) word information count (WIC). In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 52). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep diaries. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 641-642). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Neuroanatomy of REM sleep and depression. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 451-454). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep intensity and the homeostatic regulation of sleep. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 686-687). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Evolutionary approaches to sleep . In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 262-267). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Comparative sleep databases. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 149-153). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). The phylogeny of sleep database. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 504-506). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Portable monitoring of sleep. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 510-511).  Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). The Pittsburgh sleep quality index. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 507).  Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Sleep in Parkinson’s disease. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 678-682). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). REM-NREM dream content specializations. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 542-546). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Dream characters and philosophy of mind. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 490-494). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Fetal sleep. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 279-281). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Kleine-Levin Syndrome. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 383-386). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2012). Definition of sleep. In D. Barrett and P. McNamara (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams. (pp. 193). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.

  1. McNamara, P. (2011). Neurochemistry and language. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge

encyclopedia of the language sciences (pp. 557-558). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Holtgraves, T., McNamara, P., & Harris, E. (2011). Parkinson’s disease and pragmatic language deficits. Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2011

  1. Holtgraves, T., McNamara, P., & Harris, E. (2009). Parkinson’s disease and politeness. Poster presented at the XVIII WFN Congress on Parkinson’s Disease & Related Disorders, Miami Beach, FL, December 14, 2009.

  1. Holtgraves, T., McNamara, P., & Harris, E. (2009). Pragmatic comprehension deficit in Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the XVIII WFN Congress on Parkinson’s Disease & Related Disorders, Miami Beach, FL, December 14, 2009.

  1. Abrams, E., & McNamara, P. (2009). Overgeneral memories are more frequent after REM than NREM sleep awakenings. Poster presented October 16, 2009 at the UROP Symposium at Boston University, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Auerbach, S., Johnson, P., Harris, E., & Doros, G. (2009). REM and NREM-related memory and mood regulation in healthy adults. Poster presented at the 2009 SLEEP Conference on June 9, 2009 in Seattle, WA.

  1. McNamara, P., Auerbach, S., Johnson, P., Harris, E., & Doros, G. (2009). REM and NREM-related mood regulation in unmedicated anxious depression. Poster presented at the 2009 SLEEP Conference on June 9, 2009 in Seattle, WA.

  1. Auerbach, S., McNamara, P., Johnson, P., Harris, E., & Doros, G. (2009). Sex differences in sleep-related memory and mood regulation. Poster presented at the 2009 SLEEP Conference on June 10, 2009 in Seattle, WA.

  1. Butler, P., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2009). Parkinson’s disease and religiosity: Deficits in the automatic activation of religious concepts. Abstract submitted to The Movement Disorders Society’s 13th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders presented June 8, 2009 in Paris, France.

  1. Butler, P., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2009). Parkinson’s disease and intentionality: Deficits in representation of intention. Abstract submitted to The Movement Disorders Society’s 13th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders presented June 8, 2009 in Paris, France.

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2009). Self-complexity in Parkinson’s disease is predicted by depression. Abstract submitted to The Movement Disorders Society’s 13th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders presented June 9, 2009 in Paris, France.

  1. Stavitsky, K., Griffin, E., Ansok, C., McNamara, P., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2009). Objective measures of sleep quality and cognitive performance in Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented February 11-14, 2009 at the 37th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

  1. Beauharnais, C., & McNamara, P. (2008). Emotional memory processing in REM and NREM sleep states. Poster presented October 17, 2008 at the UROP Symposium at Boston University, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Stavitsky, K., Van Doren, V., Harris, E., & Durso, R. (2008). Theory of mind deficits predict anxiety and depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented June 19, 2008 at the 6th Annual Conference and Workshops of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Harris, E., & Durso, R. (2008). Attention, emotion and language in patients with right versus left- onset Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented June 19, 2008 at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

  1. McNamara, P., Auerbach, S., Harris, E., & Durso, R. (2008). REM sleep-related mood regulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Poster  presented June 19, 2008 at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

  1. McNamara, P., Kookoolis, A., Warwick, N., & Van Doren, V. (2008). The human ecology of sleep: Cross- cultural co-sleeping and childcare patterns. Poster presented April 8, 2008 at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Columbus, OH.

  1. Stavitsky, K., McNamara, P., Durso, R., Harris, E., Auerbach, S., & Cronin-Golomb, A. (2007). Side of motor symptom onset and frequency of reported sleep disturbances in Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented November 5, 2007 at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

  1. Johnson, P., & McNamara, P. (2007). Access to social action scripts in Parkinson’s disease: Relation to side of onset. Poster presented October 19, 2007 at the UROP Symposium at Boston University, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Varghese, S., Harris, E., & Durso, R. (2007). Distressing dreams and nightmares in non- demented Parkinsonian patients is associated with reduced slow wave sleep and frontal dysfunction. Poster presented June 12, 2007 at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.

  1. McNamara, P., Ramani, M., Harris, E., & Durso, R. (2007). Emotion recognition and theory of mind abilities in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented March 2, 2007 at The New England Science Symposium, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Durso, R., Harris, E., Johnson, P., & Sarmiento, J. (2007). Procedural and conversational discourse skills in Parkinson’s disease: Relation to side of onset. Poster presented May 1, 2007 at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA.

  1. McNamara, P., Harris, E., Szent-Imrey, R., & Durso, R. (2007). Relation of mood and cognitive deficits to sleep disturbances in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented May 3, 2007 at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., Preston, B. T., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2007). Ecological constraints and the evolution of sleep architecture in mammals. Poster presented December 11-14, 2007 at Goettinger Freilandtage, ‘Primate Behaviour and human universals’, in Goettingen, Germany.

  1. Preston, B. T., Capellini, I., McNamara, P., Barton, R. A., & Nunn, C. L. (2007). Sleep and the mammalian immune system. Poster presented at the 11th Congress for the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, August 20-25, 2007, Uppsala, Sweden.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., Preston B. T., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2007). Phylogenetic comparative analysis of the ecological constraints of sleep in mammals. Poster presented June 16-20, 2007 at the Evolution Meeting 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2006). Phylogenetic comparative analysis of the correlates of sleep in mammals. Poster presented July 23-29, 2006 at the 11th Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Ecology, Tours, France.

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., Brown, A., & Durso, R. (February 2006). Elevated ‘Machiavellianism’ in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

  1. Nath, P., Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (February 2006). Neuropsychologic correlates of high harm avoidance in Parkinson’s disease.  Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

  1. Sparko, A. L., Brown, A., Durso, A., & McNamara, P. (March 2005). On the abilities of patients with prefrontal neuropsychologic dysfunction (Parkinson’s Disease (PD)) to detect deceptive messages: A pilot investigation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

  1. McNamara, P., Brown, A., Benson, E., Albert, M. L. & McGeeney, B. (February 2004). Memory retrieval, chronic pain, and frontal system function. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD.

  1. McNamara, P., Brown, A., Chapman, G., Durso, R. (February 2004). Verbal perseverations in patients with Parkinson’s disease: Relation to deficits in cognitive planning. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD.

  2. Harris, E., & McNamara, P. (2009). Emotional memory processing in REM and NREM sleep states. Presented January 27, 2009 at the Manchester Essex High School, Manchester, MA.

  1. Burns, J. P., & McNamara, P. (2008). Putnam: The birth of scientific neurology and psychology in Boston. Poster presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., Preston B. T., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2008). Evolution of sleep architecture in mammals. Invited seminar March 4, 2008 at the University College, Dublin, Ireland.

  1. Harris, E., & McNamara, P. (2007). Neurologic constraints on evolutionary theories of religion. Paper presented September 29, 2007 at the ‘On the Biological Evolution of Religiosity’ Conference at the Hanse- Wissenshaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst, Germany.

  1. Capellini, I., Barton, R. A., Preston B. T., McNamara, P., & Nunn, C. L. (2007). Phylogenetic comparative analysis of the ecological constraints of sleep in mammals. Paper presented September 2007 at the ASAB conference ‘From animals to humans and back again’, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

  1. Harris, E., & McNamara, P. (2007). Is religiousness a biocultural adaptation?  Paper presented January 4, 2007 at the Evolution of Religion Conference, Oahu, Hawaii.

  1. Capellini, I., Nunn, C. L., McNamara, P., & Barton, R. (2007). Phylogenetic comparative analysis of the correlates of sleep in mammals. Paper presented September 4-7, 2007 at the II Meeting of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology, Florence, Italy.

OTHER

  1. Harris, E., McNamara, P., & Durso, R. (2009). Dopamine and alterations of the sense of self and personality in  Parkinson’s disease. CME for Directions in Psychiatry, 29(Lesson 24), 307-315.

 

BOOKS

Primary Author

  1. McNamara, P. (2012). The cognitive neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s Disease: A theory of the agentic self. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

  1. McNamara, P. (2011). Spirit possession and history: History, psychology, and neurobiology. Westford, CT: ABC-CLIO.

  1. McNamara, P. (2009). The neuroscience of religious experience. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  1. McNamara, P. (2008). Nightmares: The science and solution of those frightening visions during sleep. Westport, CT: Praeger Perspectives.

  1. McNamara, P. (2004). An evolutionary psychology of sleep and dreams. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Press.

  1. McNamara, P. (1999). Mind and variability: Mental Darwinism, memory and self. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Press.

Co-Authored Books, First Author

  1. McNamara, P., & Trumbull, D. (2007). An evolutionary psychology of leader-follower relations. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Edited Series
  2. McNamara, P., & Wildman, W. (Eds.). (2012). Science and the world’s religions (3 volumes). Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, ABC-CLIO.
  3. Barrett, D., & McNamara, P. (Eds.). ( 2012). Encyclopedia of sleep and dreams (3 volumes). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  4. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2011). Dementia (3 volumes). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.
  5. McNamara, P., Nunn, C. L., & Barton, R. A. (Eds.). (2010). Evolution of sleep: Phylogenetic and functional perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  6. Barrett, D., & McNamara, P. (Eds.). (2007). The new science of dreaming (3 volumes). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.
  7. McNamara, P. (Ed.). (2006). Where God and science meet: How brain and evolutionary studies alter our understanding of religion (3 volumes). Westport, CT and London: Praeger Perspectives.

 

Selected Media Appearances

2011 Boston Globe ‘Religion Meets Science’ http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2011/01/24/professor_patrick_macnamara_discusses_where_religion_meets_science/

2012 ‘Closer to truth’ Robert Lawrence Kuhn Producer http://www.closertotruth.com/

2008 Sirius Satellite Radio, Fully Alive!, August 19

2011 Science and Religion today Interview http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2011/01/11/neuroscience-of-religious-experience/

2009, BBC (Horizon TV), ‘Why Do We Dream?’

2009, PBS (NOVA), ‘What Are Dreams?’

2008; May 19, The Economist “The science of religion: Where angels no longer fear to tread.” http://www.economist.com/node/10875666?story_id=10875666

 

Artistic Works Based on McNamara’s Works

February 2010, ‘What Dreams May Come’, A play with Robert Shampain put on by the CFA School of Theatre in

cooperation with the COM School of Film and Television and the BU School of Theatre Ensemble

 

    Primary teaching affiliate
    of BU School of Medicine