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Michelle Hampson, PhD

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

Appointments

Biography

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)

Activities

  • Time course of clinical change induced by neurofeedback
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2019
    Invited speaker, Brain, Behavior, and Development Seminar series, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Time-course of clinical change induced by neurofeedback
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    Invited speaker, NIH workshop titled: A Critical Examination of Real-time FMRI Neurofeedback
  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying mental illness
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    Invited speaker, Tulane Brain Institute Seminar Series
  • Time course of clinical change induced by neurofeedback
    Hollywood, FL, United States 2018
    Accepted symposium speaker, Modulation of Processes Underlying Mental Disorders via Neurofeedback Technologies, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting
  • Biomarkers of neurofeedback response
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2018
    Invited speaker, Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State Connectivity
  • Timecourse of clinical change induced by neurofeedback
    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan 2017
    Invited speaker, Real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference, satellite symposium
  • Predicting response to neurofeedback intervention
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    3rd Annual New England OCD Research Symposium
  • Brain orrelates of success and failure during feedback learning
    Gainesville, FL, United States 2015
    Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback
  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
    Trapani, Sicilia, Italy 2014
    Invited speaker, International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function - XIII Workshop
  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 2014
    Invited speaker, International Symposium for Life Design and Engineering
  • Real-time fMRI neurofeedback for treating and studying obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan 2014
    Invited speaker at Advanced Telecommunications Research International
  • Optimization of real-time fMRI neurofeedback.
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Radcliffe Symposium on Real-time FMRI
  • Real-time fMRI biofeedback.
    New Haven, CT, United States 2013
    New England OCD Symposium
  • Exploratory, voxel-wise measures of connectivity
    Magdeburg, SA, Germany 2012
    3rd Biennial Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity
  • Biofeedback of real-time fMRI data from the orbitofrontal cortex to reduce contamination anxiety
    Whistler, BC, Canada 2012
    Scientific Workshop: FMRI from Cortical Layers to Networks
  • Relating variations in network connectivity to cognitive function
    San Diego, CA, United States 2010
    Analysis and Function of Large-Scale Brain Networks
  • Modulating Functional Connectivity
    Milwaukee, WI, United States 2010
    2nd Biennial International Conference on Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity
  • Relationships between behavior and functional connectivity in the brain
    Trapani, Sicilia, Italy 2009
    International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function. VII Workshop: Brain Function Investigation by Magnetic Resonance, Electrophysiology and Molecular Imaging
  • Brain Connectivity and Behavior
    Magdeburg, SA, Germany 2008
    Workshop on Connectivity in the Resting Brain
  • Relating function to connectivity
    Barcelona, CT, Spain 2007
    Sixth International Workshop on Brain Connectivity

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
NSFReviewer2019 - Present
Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2019 biennial meetingExecutive Committee for planning 2019 meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands2018 - Present
NeuroImageEditor of Special Issue on Neurofeedback2017 - Present
Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2017 biennial meetingExecutive Committee for planning 2017 meeting in Nara, Japan.2015 - 2017
Bioimaging SciencesPlanning Committee for 2015 retreat.2015
Resting State/Brain ConnectivityOrganizer of satellite workshop titled "Resting State Connectivity Workshop: Interventions and Consciousness".2014 - 2015
Kings Health Partners R & D Challenge Fund, UKReviewer2014 - 2015
Medical Research Council, Research Councils UKPathways to indepence reviewer2013
NIMHReviewer2013 - Present
PLoS OneAcademic Editor2011 - Present

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