Dr. Frederick Travis, Ph.D


In the field on neuroscience, Dr. Fred Travis is known as one of the leading scientists studying the effects of Transcendental Meditation, IDT, on brain functioning. He has authored 72 papers, which were published in top scientific and scholarly journals, including Psychosomatic Medicine, International Journal of Psychophysiology,  Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, Psychosomatic Medicine,  International Journal of Neuroscience, The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science, Biological Psychology, Journal of Social Behavior and  Personality.

Dr, Frederick Travis, Ph.D went to college at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. He received his Masters and PhD in Psychology from Maharishi University of Management in 1988.  Dr.Travis serves as Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management, Iowa.

Dr. Travis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on brain and consciousness. His papers and book chapters investigated effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on: (1) normal child development, (2) ADHD in children, (3) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans and refugees, (4) brain patterns of higher states of consciousness, and (5) brain patterns of world class performers.

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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