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Michelle Hampson, PhD

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



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. Later, she turned her focus to using real-time fMRI neurofeedback for training 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)


  • Potential for social influence via neurofeedback
    New Haven, CT, United States 2022
    Real-time Imaging and Neurofeedback 2022
  • Time course of clinical change following neurofeedback
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Professional Service

Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback (rtFIN) 2022 biennial meetingHost2022
Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2019 biennial meetingExecutive Committee for planning 2019 meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands2019 - 2023
NSFReviewer2019 - Present
Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2017 biennial meetingExecutive Committee for planning 2017 meeting in Nara, Japan.2017
Resting State/Brain Connectivity Satellite WorkshopOrganizer of satellite workshop titled "Resting State Connectivity Workshop: Interventions and Consciousness".2014
Kings Health Partners R & D Challenge Fund, UKReviewer2014 - 2015
Medical Research Council, Research Councils UKPathways to indepence reviewer2013
NIMHReviewer2013 - Present

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