Dr. Schwartz is a leading neuroscientist and a seminal thinker and researcher in the field of self-directed neuroplasticity. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry. Dr. Schwartz has also authored three popular books with HarperCollins, Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (1997), The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (2002), and Dear Patrick: Letters to a Young Man (2003). His major research interest over the past two decades has been brain imaging/functional neuroanatomy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on the pathological mechanisms and psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He has also been a devoted practitioner of mindfulness meditation in the Pali Buddhist tradition for over twenty-five years.