Leslie Sherlin, PHD

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, SenseLabs

Key Facts

Dr. Sherlin’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more.

Sherlin is a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance.


Leslie Sherlin, PhD leads SenseLabs’ research and development of tools and paradigms for high performance in elite athletes. Dr. Sherlin co-founded Nova Tech EEG, Inc, a company that provides training, evaluation services and equipment/software for quantitative EEG analysis and imaging. He began practicing qEEG analysis and neurofeedback clinically and has been involved in client care since 2002. Over the past twelve years, Dr. Sherlin has analyzed over 35,000 qEEGs. In 2008 he focused on the domain of athlete performance as the Chief Science Officer for SenseLabs (formerly Neurotopia, Inc). In 2013, he completed his professional re-specialization in sport psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship in sport psychology with Michael Gervais, PhD of Pinnacle Performance at D.I.S.C. Sport and Spine Center in Marina Del Rey, CA. Dr. Sherlin completed his undergraduate degree and first years of graduate school from the University of Tennessee, and has the degrees of BA in Psychology, MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology. 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. In addition, Dr. Sherlin has the academic appointments and is employed as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of mind-body medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Adjunct Faculty in the department of psychology at Northern Arizona University.

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