Patrick McNamara, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University




Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology at the BU School of Medicine and the VA New England HealthCare System. Upon graduating from the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Boston University in 1991, he trained at the Aphasia Research Center at the Boston VA Medical Center in neurolinguistics and brain-cognitive correlation techniques. He then began developing an evolutionary approach to problems of brain and behavior and currently is studying the evolution of the frontal lobes, the evolution of the two mammalian sleep states (REM and NREM) and the evolution of religion in human cultures. He has published numerous articles and chapters on these topics pioneering the investigation of the role of the frontal lobes in the mediation of religious experience.


Phylogeny of Sleep: Evolution and Adaptive Significance of Sleep States
12/01/2005 - 12/31/2007 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2009 Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) 5R01DC007956-03 8
2008 REM and NREM Processing Specializations 5R21MH076916-02 5
2008 Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) 5R01DC007956-02 8
2007 REM and NREM Processing Specializations 1R21MH076916-01A2 5
2007 Pragmatic language skills in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) 1R01DC007956-01A2 8
2007 SLEEP TRAJECTORIES IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE 2M01RR000533-39-8166 498
2007 TRANSPORT GENE EXPRESSION AND DRUG ACCUMULATION IN MILK 3M01RR002602-22S1-5350 233
2007 Phylogeny of Sleep 5R01MH070415-03 10
2006 TRANSPORT GENE EXPRESSION AND DRUG ACCUMULATION IN MILK 5M01RR002602-22-5132 233
2006 Phylogeny of Sleep 5R01MH070415-02 10
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  1. Smart K, Durso R, Morgan J, McNamara P. A potential case of remission of Parkinson's disease. J Complement Integr Med. 2016 Sep 01; 13(3):311-315.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27379905; DOI: 10.1515/jcim-2016-0019;.
     
  2. Morgan J, Clark D, Tripodis Y, Halloran CS, Minsky A, Wildman WJ, Durso R, McNamara P. Impacts of religious semantic priming on an intertemporal discounting task: Response time effects and neural correlates. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Aug; 89:403-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27450269; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.07.020;.
     
  3. Butler PM, McNamara P. Comment on: Parkinson's Disease, Religion, and Spirituality. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct; 3(5):518. PMID: 30363544.
     
  4. Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Possible selves in patients with right- versus left-onset Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar; 24(2):198-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27141970; DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1178211;.
     
  5. McNamara P, Bulkeley K. Dreams as a source of supernatural agent concepts. Front Psychol. 2015; 6:283. PMID: 25852602; PMCID: PMC4365543.
     
  6. Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Novelty seeking in patients with right- versus left-onset Parkinson disease. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2015 Mar; 28(1):11-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25812126; DOI: 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000047;.
     
  7. McNamara P. Comment on David Haig's 'Troubled sleep': Implications for functions of infant sleep. Evol Med Public Health. 2014 Jan; 2014(1):54-6. PMID: 24614339; PMCID: PMC3982902.
     
  8. Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Apathy in patients with Parkinson disease as a function of side of onset. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Jun; 26(2):95-104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23584852; DOI: 10.1177/0891988713481267;.
     
  9. Blagrove M, Fouquet NC, Baird AL, Pace-Schott EF, Davies AC, Neuschaffer JL, Henley-Einion JA, Weidemann CT, Thome J, McNamara P, Turnbull OH. Association of salivary-assessed oxytocin and cortisol levels with time of night and sleep stage. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2012 Oct; 119(10):1223-32. PMID: 22911329.
     
  10. McNamara P. Science and the World’s Religions (McNamara P, Wildman W eds.). The origins and originators of religion. Praeger, ABC-CLIO. Santa Barbara, CA. 2012; 3-20.
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