Dr. Leslie Sherlin
Neuroscience for Athletes
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 the rest of us struggle. Twenty years, four advanced degrees, and 35,000 qEEGs later, Sherlin has found his answer in the electrical patterns of the brain.
Sherlin has led research partnerships with Red Bull’s High Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces and more, to discover what the brains of the most high performing people were doing and help them do more of it. He's also listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, certified at the Diplomate level in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and is BCIA Board Certified both in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.
Dr. Sherlin’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more.