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 founded a number of different companies and holds four academic appointments. Most notable among them, he is the Co-founder and Science Officer of Neuro Therapeutics, a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. He holds academic appointments of Assistant Professor of Psychology and is the Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ottawa University, Surprise, Arizona, is Doctoral Dissertation Chair at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona and is Clinical Faculty and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona.
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.
Dr. Sherlin’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more. He is also a sought-after public speaker, with 100's of hours on stage around the world. He continues to keep his hands in the work providing sport and performance consulting and brain training services to individuals and teams.
Dr. Sherlin is 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.