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Michelle Hampson, PhD

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

Contact Information

Michelle Hampson, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042, Yale MRRC, TAC-N121

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States



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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