Wagner Alegretti is an electronic engineer and worked with electricity generation, medical equipment and software development prior to dedicating to teaching and researching into consciousness and its phenomena. He has been instrumental in furthering consciousness science into the international arena, since he left Brazil and moved to the USA in 1994, and also in the establishment of the International Academy of Consciousness and its research campus, organization of which he was president from 2001 to 2014. He presented at many international congresses, courses and events, including TEDx and The Science of Consciousness conference (Tucson, Arizona, USA).
In 1984 Alegretti started working on the development of bioenergy transducers and continues in his pursuit of finding means for its detection and understanding, including recent experiments done with fMRI and other forms of NMR. Alegretti authored the book “Retrocognitions”, published in English, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.