Michelle Hampson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director of real-time fMRI

Departments & Organizations

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Office of Student Research

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Research Center


After completing an undergraduate degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Dr. Hampson did her graduate work Boston University's Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, a department focused on computational neural network models of brain systems. She came to Yale as a postdoc to pursue her interests in human functional neuroimaging. During her postdoc, Dr. Hampson conducted some of the earliest studies of resting-state functional connectivity, validating the technique and relating resting-state functional connectivity measures to behavioral variables. She recently joined the Yale faculty and has begun using real-time fMRI neurofeedback to train people to control their brain activity patterns. She is interested in novel functional neuroimaging techniques and psychiatric applications of these techniques.

Education & Training

PhD Boston University (1999)
BS University of Alberta, Computing Science (1993)

Professional Service

  • Executive Committee for planning 2017 meeting in Nara, Japan. Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback (2015 - 2015)

  • Planning Committee for 2015 retreat. Bioimaging Sciences (2015 - 2015)

  • Organizer of satellite workshop titled "Resting State Connectivity Workshop: Interventions and Consciousness". Resting State/Brain Connectivity (2014 - 2015)

  • Pathways to indepence reviewer Medical Research Council, Research Councils UK (2013 - 2015)

  • K99/R00 Review panels NIMH (2013 - 2015)

  • Academic Editor PLoS One (2011 - 2015)

International Activity

  • Brain correlates of success and failure during feedback learning Gainesville, United States (2015)

  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Trapani, Italy (2014)

  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Yokohama, Japan (2014)

  • Optimization of real-time fMRI neurofeedback. Boston, MA, United States (2013)

  • Real-time fMRI biofeedback. New Haven, CT, United States (2013)

  • Exploratory, voxel-wise measures of connectivity Magdeburg, Germany (2012)

  • Biofeedback of real-time fMRI data from the orbitofrontal cortex to reduce contamination anxiety Whistler, Canada (2012)

  • Relating variations in network connectivity to cognitive function San Diego, United States (2010)

  • Modulating Functional Connectivity Milwaukee, United States (2010)

  • Relationships between behavior and functional connectivity in the brain Trapani, Italy (2009)

  • Brain Connectivity and Behavior Magdeburg, Germany (2008)

  • Relating function to connectivity Barcelona, Spain (2007)

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