Alarik Arenander Ph.D

Dr. Alarik Arenander, a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, is Director of Iowa’s Brain Research Institute and has conducted pioneering research over the last 38 years in the development of the  brain  and  human  po­tential  at  research  institutions in the U.S. and Europe. Dr.  Arenander  brings a unique background  of  extensive research in the areas of brain function and human potential to provide  a  clear  and  systematic  map  supported   by validating data for  enhancing  leadership   performance for business sustainability. Dr. Alarik Arenander has presented for nearly four decades at institutions and businesses in the  United  States,  Europe, Asia and Africa. , in many locations including Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Bremen, Brussels, Capetown, Chicago, Copenhagen, DesMoines, Hannover, Hartford, Hilo, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Malmø, Munich, New York, Palm Springs, Portland, Providence, San Diego, Seattle, Stockholm, Utrecht, and Washington D.C.

Dr. Arenander has lectured on research-based programs enhancing human potential and research-based strategies to impact the viability of business to the governments of the U.S., Trinidad, Netherlands, and South Africa, as well as to corporations including Ford, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, LeaderSource, Danmark’s Center for Leadership, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Dr. Arenander received his doctorate from UCLA and returned to UCLA to be on the faculty before founding Iowa’s Brain Research Institute. Over the years has conducted research at Penn State University at Hershey, MERU in Seelisberg, Switzerland, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Maharishi University of Management.

His lifelong research focus is brain development and human potential, including both basic and applied research in the relationship of brain and consciousness and the role of the environment and experience on the development of human potential and well-being.

Dr. Arenander has received degrees in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Neuroscience pursuing a remarkable array of experimental techniques related to brain development, ranging from the genetic, to molecular, cellular and whole brain, to psychological and human stage development.

Director of Research for the Center for Leadership Performance, part of John Hagelin’s Institute of Science Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management. Dr. Arenander is also Co-Director of Research for the David Lynch Foundation. 

Since 2001, Dr. Arenander has been President of The Leader’s Brain, offering a research-based, reliable program of accelerating the growth of leadership competencies and President of EbrainMatrix  specializing in programs for health, education, business and government.

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The approach has been validated by more than 50 replications & 23 studies published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.  It is based on 25 years of scientific research. It has been endorsed by hundreds of independent scientists and scholars.

              Building - Sustaining Peace - IDT 

International Conference on Armed Forces   Conflict Resolution
       Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World                        Session 6, Seoul, Korea, Presented by    

                  Dr. David Leffler, July 14 - July 17 2008

       Creating an Invincible Miltary                            Editorial by Dr. David Leffler 

               Real Clear Defense,  March, 2017


"IDT (the Unified Field effect) is currently deployed by militaries worldwide. Several Latin American countries are now employing this innovative approach, based on the success of the 15,000 members of the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Secret Service of Ecuador. Also, an IDT pilot project was instituted by Brazil’s elite military police force shortly before the Olympics to improve performance and prevent terrorism."

  Police Writers,                                                

 Combating Stress in Police Work and Preventing Crime, Terrorism, and War2011,  David R Leffler  (Ecuador 2011)

          The Genesis 2.0 Project 


"Compared with the market-driven, killer-app insta-culture of the Digital Age, the new Large Hadron Collider exists in a near-magical realm, a $9 billion cathedral of science that is apparently, in any practical sense, useless."

                                                      Kurt Andersen                                    Vanity Fair,  January, 2010