Michelle Hampson, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Director of real-time fMRI

Departments & Organizations

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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


After completing an undergraduate degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Dr. Hampson did her graduate work in 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. More recently, she 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

  • NeuroImage (2017 - Present) Editor of Special Issue on Neurofeedback

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

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

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

  • Kings Health Partners R & D Challenge Fund, UK (2014 - 2015) Reviewer

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

  • NIMH (2013 - Present) Reviewer

  • PLoS One (2011 - Present) Academic Editor


  • Biomarkers of neurofeedback response Montreal, Canada (2018)

  • Timecourse of clinical change induced by neurofeedback Kyoto, Japan (2017)

  • 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, United States (2013)

  • Real-time fMRI biofeedback. New Haven, 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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Contact Info

Michelle Hampson, PhD
Mailing Address
Radiology & Biomedical ImagingPO Box 208042
Yale MRRC, TAC-N121

New Haven, CT 06520-8042

Curriculum Vitae