About Me


Leslie Sherlin, PhD studies the brains of people making decisions — very, good decisions. He’s one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance, having spent his career pursuing the answer to one simple question: Why is one person so naturally gifted while others try so much harder — only to fall short? Music. Math. Sports. Some have a knack while others struggle.   Dr. Sherlin holds multiple academic appointments and is a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. He has led SenseLabs’ research partnerships with Red Bull’s High Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces, professional and collegiate teams and athletes and more, to discover what the brains of the most high performing people were doing and help them do more of it.  Dr. Sherlin’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS and more. He is also a sought-after public speaker, with 100's of hours on stage around the world.


Dr. Sherlin  completed his undergraduate degree and first years of graduate school from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he became interested and exposed to quantitative electroencephalography and psychophysiology regulation.   After obtaining a BA in Psychology at Tennessee he subsequently completed the degrees of MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology. In 2013 he re-specialized with a PhD and post doctoral fellowship in Sport Psychology. He holds multiple academic appointments researching and teaching in the fields of psychology and counseling.  Dr. Sherlin is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, certified at the Diplomat level in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and is BCIA Board Certified both in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He has served on the board of directors for both the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in a number of elected positions including the President.