Yale University Post Traumatic Stress Treatment and Research Laboratory

950 Campbell Ave. West Haven, CT 06516

Yale PTSD Neurofeedback Study


In this study, we employ fMRI technology to provide you

with real-time feedback about your brain's activity. 


Find out more about this project below.

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Understanding PTSD

PTSD is a mental health problem that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or extremely upsetting event.

Symptoms of PTSD can include unwanted memories of the event, avoidance of reminders of the event, feeling jittery or on-guard, and feeling sad, numb, or hopeless.

PTSD can affect anyone. Symptoms may develop immediately after a traumatic experience, or after several weeks or months. The severity of symptoms may come and go over time.

Real-time fMRI

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a tool that tracks activity levels in the brain.

By targeting brain regions involved in recalling traumatic memories, fMRI allows you to observe how activity levels in these regions change over time.  

MRI is safe, non-invasive, and does not use needles or radiation.

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Chart

PTSD Treatment with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback allows participants to learn control over their brain's response to stress.

We teach strategies to deal with trauma-related thoughts and memories, and you use these strategies to develop control over your brain activity.

Over the course of 5 fMRI scans, you will practice these control techniques and receive real-time feedback.

Study compensation up to $790



Interested in participating?

Click the button below to take our screening survey!

HIC# 2000022668

Thinking Man on Couch

Understanding PTSD

PTSD is a mental health problem that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or extremely upsetting event.

Symptoms of PTSD can include unwanted memories of the event, avoidance of reminders of the event, feeling jittery or on-guard, and feeling sad, numb, or hopeless.

PTSD can affect anyone. Symptoms may develop immediately after a traumatic experience, or after several weeks or months. The severity of symptoms may come and go over time.

Real-time fMRI

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a tool that tracks activity levels in the brain.

By targeting brain regions involved in recalling traumatic memories, fMRI allows you to observe how activity levels in these regions change over time.  

MRI is safe, non-invasive, and does not use needles or radiation.

Doctor Operating CT Scanner
Chart

PTSD Treatment with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback allows participants to learn control over their brain's response to stress.

We teach strategies to deal with trauma-related thoughts and memories, and you use these strategies to develop control over your brain activity.

Over the course of 5 fMRI scans, you will practice these control techniques and receive real-time feedback.