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Before opening our float center, Float On, we scoured for research on the benefits of float tanks and floatation therapy. We found articles from scientific journals, research conferences, and other similar resources, which detailed the medical and psychological benefits of floatation therapy. The only issue was that these articles were listed in a wide variety of different databases, making them hard to locate and difficult to compile into an extensive list for easy reference.

Float Tank Solutions wanted to make these scientific articles more accessible to the general public. Below is a list of some of the many articles we used for research and reference when we created our Free Resources and our Products. These articles provide informative facts and figures on floatation therapy’s ability to treat a wide variety of mental and physical ailments.

The articles are listed alphabetically by author, include the title and, if available, include the journal or conference which we sourced them from.

We have also created a reference spreadsheet of this list of articles, easily searchable and organizable by author, article, or year. We welcome you to download and use as a resource for learning more about floatation therapy.

 

A

  • Adams, H. B. – Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Adams, H. B. – Therapeutic Potentialities of Sensory Deprivation Procedures – International Mental Health Research Newspaper 6(4), 7-9
  • Adams, H.B. – The Incredible History of REST Technology – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.11 -28. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
  • Adams, H. B. – Effects of reduced stimulation on institutionalized adult patients& – “In P. Suedfeld, Restricted Environmental Stimulation.”” Research and Clinical Applications. New York: Wiley, pp. 320-364.”
  • Adams, H. B. – Studies in REST III: REST, Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuse – Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 5, 77-81
  • Adams, H. B. – Studies in REST: Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuse – Report for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
  • Adams, H. B. Robertson, M. H., Cooper, G. D. – Facilitating Therapeutic personality change in patients by sensory deprivation. – Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology
  • Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Carrerra, R. N. – Individual differences in behavioral reactions of psychiatric patients to brief partial sensory deprivation – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 199-217
  • Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Scott, J. C. – REST and reduced alcohol consumption – Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on REST
  • Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. – Case studies on fibromyalgia and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being. – “Imagination, Cognition and Personality”
  • Atkinson R. – “Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhancement Performance on a Signal-Detection Task.” – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.93-100. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
  • Atkinson, Richard – Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhanced Performance on a Signal-Detection Task – Selected Papers from Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation, p. 93-100
  • Azima, H., Vispo, R.; Azima, F.J. – “Observations on anaclitic therapy during sensory deprivation.” – “In P. Solomon, P E. Kubzansky, P. H. Leiderman, J. H. Mendelson, R.Trumbull & D. Wexler, Eds., Sensory Deprivation, Cambridge,MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 143-160.”

 

B

 

  • Baker D.A – The Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving – 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications
  • Baker D.A – The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press”
  • Ballard E. – REST in the Treatment of Persistent Psychophysiological Insomnia – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 187-203
  • Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R. – Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3,6, 12 and 24 Hour Sessions
  • Barabasz A.F. & Barabasz M. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives
  • Barabasz, Arreed E. – Effects of Brief and Long Term REST on Conformity of Perception of Figure Inversion – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. – Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State
  • Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – REST: A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Barabasz, A., Barabasz M., Bauman J. – Restricted environmental stimulation technique improves human performance: rifle marksmanship – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 867-873.
  • Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST
  • Barabasz A.F., Barabasz M. – Controlling Experimental and Situational Demand Variables in Restricted Environmental Stimulation Research – Second International Conference on REST, pp. 110-121
  • Barabasz, A. F. – “Restricted environmental stimulation and the enhancement of hypnotizability: pain, EEG alpha, skin conductance and temperature responses” – “International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 30, 147-166.”
  • Barabasz, A.F.; Barabasz, M. – Effects of restricted environmental stimulation: enhancement of hypnotizability for experimental and chronic pain control. – International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis: July 1989; 37(3):217-31.
  • Barabasz M., O’Neill M. & Scoggin G. – The Physiological Panic Button: New Data – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 112-119.
  • Barabasz M., O’Neill M., Scoggin G. – The Physiological panic Button: New Data – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112-119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A.; Darakjy-Jaeger, J.; Justice, T.; Anderson, K.; Trevisan, M. – Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Hypnotizability, EEG and Skin Conductance in Lighted and Unlighted Conditions  – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Barabasz, A.; Barabasz, M.; Warner, D.; and Bauman, J. – Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Marksmanship Performance: More Data – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A. – REST Effects on Human Performance – Washington State University, Pullman, WA Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. – REST Effects on Human Performance – “6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.”
  • Barabasz, A. F. and Barabasz, M. – The effects of consecutive floats and their timing on premenstrual syndrome; Jessen, Walter.; Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation
  • Belden, Allen, and Gregg Jacobs – REST in a Hospital-Based Stress Management Program – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Best, J.A. – Satiation and sensory deprivation combined in smoking therapy: Some case studies and unexpected side-effects – International Journal of Addiction, Vol. 12, pp. 337-359
  • Bexton, W.H., Heron, W., & Scott, T.H. – Effects of Decreased Variation in the sensory environment – Effects of Canadian Journal of Psychology, 8, 70—76. Copyright 1954. Canadian Psychological Association
  • Bond J. – To float or not to float… is that the question? How to maximize your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks. – How to maximize your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.
  • Bonk, Richard – Altered States: From Fiction to Face: Introducing the Altered Waking States Induction Method – Wellness Center Etc., Inc.
  • Bood, S. Å. – Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted environmental stimulation technique) upon wellbeing in patients with stress related ailments – “Doctoral dissertation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. ISSN 1403-8099.”
  • Bood, S.A. – Floating Effective for Stress and Pain, Research Suggests – Science Daily (Nov. 6, 2007)
  • Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T. – Effects of REST(Restricted Environmental Stimulation technique) on Stress related muscle pain: Are 33 flotationsessions more effective than 12 sessions? – Personality and Behaviour, 35, 143-156
  • Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., Kjellgren, A., et al. – “Eliciting the relaxation response with help of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in patients with stress related ailments.” – International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 154-175.
  • “Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., &
    Norlander, T.” – “Effects of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) on stress related muscle pain: What makes the difference in therapy, attention-placebo, or the relaxation response?” – Pain Research and Mangement; 2005 Winter;10(4):201-9.
  • Borrie R.A. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction – Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – A Proposal for an International Floatation Project
  • Borrie R. – The Benefits of Flotation REST in a Pain Management Program
  • Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – A Proposal for an International Floatation Project – The following proposal was developed as a cooperative effort by the participants of the 2010 Floatation Summit on September 25 -26, 2010 in London. That this proposal materialized is a statement of the high level of cooperation that occurred at this meeting.
  • Roderick Borrie, Ph.D. – Toward Wider Clinical Use of Flotation REST – This paper was presented September 25, 2010 at the 2010 Flotation Summit in London, UK.
  • Borrie, R.A. – The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) in a Pain Management Program. – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
  • Borrie, R.A. – The use of restricted environmental stimulation therapy in treating addictive behaviors. – International Journal on Addiction, 1990-91;25(7A-8A):995-1015.
  • Borrie, Roderick and Dr. Tamara Russell – Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients
  • Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M. – Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical Disabilities – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-296
  • Borrie RA, Suedfeld P. – Restricted environmental stimulation therapy in a weight reduction program – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7420419?dopt=Abstract
  • Brockmeyer, Arthur – Floating and Asthma Reduction: A Case Study and Baseline Study Formula – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Bross, Michael – A Cybernetic Model of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Effects
  • Bross, M. & Zubek, J.P. – Progressive increase in the CFF of the non-occluded eye during prolonged monocular deprivation – Canadian Journal of Psychology
  • Brownfield C. – Slow REST or Fast Drugs: Meditation or Medication
  • Bruno, J. J., Heilbronner, R., Fine, T, H. & Turner, J. W. – “The use of subjective reports from REST: towards a developmental systems framework.” – “Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-regulation.”
  • Budzynski T.H. – Hemespheric Asymmetry and REST – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. pp.2-21
  • Budzynski T.H. – A brain lateralization model for REST – “Paper read at the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver, March.”

 

C

 

  • Cahn H.A. – Sensory Isolation used with Cognition Modification Training to Restore Medically  Declared Unfit Persons to Duty and Reduce Absenteeism in City of Phoenix Maintenance Workers – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.167-178”
  • Cahn, Harold – A Novel Application of Sensory Isolation: Tank Training to Reduce Sickness Abstenteeism in City of Phoenix Employees – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Christensen, D.; Barabasz, M. – Effects of REST and Natural Environment Videos on Recovery from Induced Stress – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Cohen, S.I.; Silverman, A.J.; Shmavonian, B.M. – Psychophysiological Studies in Altered Sensory Environments – Journal of Psychomatic Research, 1962, 6, 259-281
  • Cooper, G.D., Adams, H.B., & Scott, J.C. – Studies in REST I: Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy and Reduced Alcohol Consumption – Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Coren, S., Suedfeld P. – Data vc Drama: Introductory Psychology Textbook’s View of REST Research – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary pp. 62-69
  • Crawford H. – Psychological Comparisons of REST and Hypnosis: Implications for Future Research. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 175-186.

 

D

 

  • David B. – A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers
  • Davidson, D.M.; Winchester, M.A.; Taylor, C.B., Alderman, E.A.; & Ingles, N.B. – Effects of Relaxation Therapy on Cardiac-Performance and Sympatheric Activity in Patients with Organic Heart Disease – Psychosomatic Medicine, 1979, 41, 303-309
  • Deaton, JE – Effectiveness of isolation in the reduction of cigarette smoking – [no source provided]148:750-753.
  • Delmonte, M.M. – Psychological Responses During Meditation and REST – Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 9 (2), 181-200
  • DiRito D. – Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull’s Model
  • Doré R. Shefransky, A. Betsy McCormick, Thomas H. Fine and John W. Turner, Jr. – Rheumatoid arthritis – Medical College of Ohio Toledo, Ohio
  • Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M. – Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females

 

E

 

  • Edebol, Hanna; Bood, Ake Bood, Sven; Norlander, Torsten – Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Their Treatment Using Floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) – Qualitative Health Research
  • Edebol, Hanna; Nordén, Tommy; Norlander, Torsten. Behavior Change and Pain Relief in Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade IV Using Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique: A Case Report. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 206-216.
  • Eichorn, D. – AUDITORY SIGNAL DETECTION IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION – University of British Columbia
  • Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. – The Presence or Absence of Light in the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 120-133. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

 

F

 

  • Fine T. & Bruno J. – Flotation REST and Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Report Fine T.& Turner J.W. – “The Effect of flotation REST on EMG Biofeedback and Plasma Cortisol” – “2nd International Conference on REST. pp.148-155.
  • Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – 2nd International Conference on REST
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary
  • Fine T. & Turner J.W. – “The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension.” – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.136-143. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
  • Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr. – The Effects of Brief Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy in the Treatment of Hypertension – Behavioral Therapist, 1982, 250, 567-570
  • Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr. – Rest-assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain – Proceedings of the III International Congress on Psychology
  • Fine T., Mills D, Turner J. Jr. – Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Flotation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude. – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.205-213. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Fine, Thomas; Mills, Donna; Turner, John Jr. – Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Floatation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude
  • Fine, Thomas H., M.A. and Borrie,  Roderick, Ph.D. – Flotation REST in Applied Psychophysiology – NA
  • Fine, T.H.; McCormick, B.A.; Shefransky, D.O.; and Turner, J.W. PhD. – EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION THERAPY ON CORTISOL, PAIN AND INDICES OF INFLAMMATION IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITICS – Medical College of Ohio, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Physiology.
  • Forgays, Donald G.; Forgays, Deborah K. – CREATIVITY ENHANCEMENT THROUGH FLOTATION ISOLATION – Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Forgays, Donald G.; Belinson, MJ – Is Floatation Isolation a Relaxing Environment? – Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Foster D.S. Ph.D – EEG and Subjective Correlates of Alpha Frequency Binaural BeatsStimulation Combined with Alpha Biofeedback. – 6th International REST Conference
  • Francis W.D. & Stanley J.M. “The Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Physiological and Cognitive Indices” – “First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.40-49. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
  • Fuerst, K. and Zubek, J. P. – “Effects of sensory and perceptual deprivation on a battery of open-ended cognitive tasks.” – Canadian Journal of ‘Psychology, 22, 122-130.

 

G

 

  • Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. – Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 260-266
  • Grant, Mark – Sensory Deprivation and Schizophrenia – Journal of Mental Science, Vol. 105, pp. 235-237
  • Grunberg N.E. – Potential Applications of Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy in Behavioral Health – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.36-50. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”

 

H

 

  • Hanna, I.D.; Burns, N.M.; Tiller, P.R. – Behavioral and physiological response to varying periods of sensory deprivation – Air Crew Equipment Laboratory, U.S. Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia, Bureau of Medicine, 1963, MR005, 13-066.6
  • Harrison J. & Barabasz A. – REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism – Clinical andExperimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.269-280.
  • Helmreich N.E. – The Critical Role of Personality and Organizational Factors as Determinants of Reactions to Restricted and Stressful Environments
  • Heron, W., W. H. Bexton, and D.O. Hebb – Cognitive Effects of a Decreased Variation to the Sensory Environment – Book: The Deep Self
  • Hill, S.; Eckett, M.J.H.; Peterson, C.; Harkness, E.F. – “A pilot study to evaluate the effects of floatation spa treatment on patients with osteoarthritis” – Complementary Therapies in Medicine
  • Holmes Atwater, F. – LISTENING TO BINAURAL BEATS TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION THERAPY
  • Hood, R.W. Jr., Morris, R.J. – Sensory Isolation and the Differential Eliciatioin of Religious Imagery in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Persons
  • Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying – Effects of flotation therapy on relaxation and mental state
  • Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying – The origin and status quo of flotation therapy – Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 1999; 7:248-252.
  • Hu Pei-Cheng, Wang RR, Shang ZH – Flotation therapy in treatment of patients with primary hypertension – Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 2000; 14: 414-416
  • Hunt, Terry – Body-Centered Therapies: A Holographic Paradigm for Understanding REST

 

I

 

J

 

  • Jacobs GD, Heilbronner RL, Stanley JM. – The effects of short term flotation REST on relaxation: a controlled study. – Health Psychol. 1984;3(2):99-112.
  • Jacobs, Gregg, Stanley, John M., Heilbronner, Robert – The Short-Term Flotation REST on Relaxation: A Controlled Study – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado. pp.179-185
  • Jacobs G.D., Kemp J.C., Keane K.M.& Belden A.D. – A Preliminary Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital Based Stress Management Program Utilizing Flotation REST Biofeedback
  • Jacobs, T. – The effect of the floatation version of restricted environmental stimulation technique (REST) on Jazz Improvisation – Music and Medicine, October 2011 3(4), p. 234-238
  • Janda, Louis – REST in the Treatment of Obesity – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Jessen, W. E. – In-tank floatation therapy – Restricted Environmental Stimulation (pp. 152-157).
  • Jessen W. – The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Jonsson, Kristoffer; Kjellgren, Anette – Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial
  • Justice, T.; Barabasz, A.; and Trevisan, M. – EFFECTS OF SIX HOURS OF LIGHTED AND LIGHT-FREE DRY FLOATATION RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION (REST) ON CHANGES IN ABSORPTION AND MOOD STATE – Washington State University, Pullman, WA

 

K

 

  • Kjellgren, Anette – Relaxation in a floatation tank brings peace and quiet, increased well-being and reduced pain. – The Swedish Research Council 05.11.2003
  • Kjellgren, Anette – The Experience of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimultation Technique): Consciousness, Creativity, Subjective Stress and Pain. – “Doctoral dissertation, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden. ISSN 1101 718X.”
  • Kjellgren, Anette; Lyden, Francisca; Norlander, Torsten – Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being – The Qualitative Report Volume 13 Number 4 December 2008 636-656
  • Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Sundholm, U., Norlander, T., Archer, T.; – Altered Consciousness In Floatation-REST and Chamber-REST: Experience of Experimental Pain and Subjective Stress
  • Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. – “Effects of flotation REST on muscle tension pain.” – Pain Research and Management, 6, 181-189.
  • Kjellgren, Anette – “Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial” – BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:417
  • Kuola G. M., Kemp J., Keane K.M. & Belden A – Replication of a Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital-based Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine Program Utilizing Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) and Biofeedback

 

L

 

  • Landon, P. B. & Suedfeld, P. – Complex cognitive performance and sensory deprivation: completing the U-curve – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 601-602.
  • Landström, A., Bood, S.Å., Kjellgren, A., & Norlander, T. – Treating stress related pain in a clinical sample with flotation-REST:A further report on improvementson pain assessed by the Pain Area Inventory (PAI). – Social Behaviour and Personality,35, 1279 1280
  • Lee, A. B. & Hewitt, J. – “Using visual imagery in a flotation Tank to improve gymnastic performance and reduce physical symptoms.” – International Journal of Sport Psychology
  • Levin, J and Brody, N. – Information-deprivation and creativity – “Psychological Reports,
    35, 231-237.”

 

M

 

  • Mahoney M.J. – Applications of Flotation REST in Personal Development. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.174-180. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
  • Maier, W.J. – Sensory Deprivation Therapy of an Autistic Boy – American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 25, pp. 228-245
  • Malowitz R., Tortora T. & Lehmann C.A. – “Effects of Floating in a Saturated Epsom Salts Solution Disinfected with Bromine on the Aerobic Microbial Flora of the Skin” – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.139-150. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”
  • McAleney, P. J., Barabasz, A. & Barabasz, M. – “Effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation on intercollegiate tennis performance.” – Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • McAlenay P. & Barabasz A. – Effects of Flotation REST and Visual Imagery on Athletic Performance: Tennis – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.79-86. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
  • McCormick, B.A.; Shafransky, D.R.; Fine, T.H.; and Turner, J.W. Jr. – EFFECTS OF FLOATATION REST ON SERUM CORTISOL IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITICS – Dept. of Physiology and Molecular Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43699
  • McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. – Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco
  • McGrady, A. – Psychophysiological Regulation of Blood Pressure – RestrictedEnvironmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 29-35
  • Mee, S. – A Neo-Dissociation Conceptualization of REST – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives pp. 1-16
  • Melchiori L.G. & Barabasz A.F. – Effects of Flotation REST on Simulated Instrument Flight Performance
  • Mendelson, J.; Jubzansky, P.E.; Liederman, P.H.; Wexler, D.; Dutoit, D.; Soloman, P. – Catecholamine excertion and behavior during sensory deprivation – Archives of General Psychiatry, 1960, 116, 883-888
  • Metcalfe J. & Suedfeld P. – Enhancing the Creativity of Psychologists Through Flotation REST – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.204-212. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
  • Mereday C., Lehman C. & Borrie R. – Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 255-259
  • Miller M.F. & Barabasz M. – Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Inversion Perception – Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.86 – 93. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press
  • Myers, T. I., Murphy, D. B., Smith, S. and Goffard. S. J. – “Experimental studies of sensory deprivation and social isolation.” – “Human Resources Research Office Technical Report No. 66-68, George Washington University. Washington, D.C.”

 

N

 

  • Norlander, T., Gård, L., Lindholm, L., & Archer, T. – “New age: Exploration of
    outlook–on–life frameworks from a phenomenological perspective” – Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 6, 1-20.
  • Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T. – “The experience of flotation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience of altered states of consciousness.” – “Imagination, Cognitionnd Personality”
  • Norlander, T., Bergman, H., & Archer, T. – Effects of flotation REST on creative problem solving and originality – “Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 399-408.”
  • Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T. – The experience of floatation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience of altered states of consciousness. – Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 20, 161-178.

 

O

 

  • O’Leary, Daniel S., Robert L. Heilbronner – Floatation REST and Information Processing: A Reaction-Time Study – “Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo: Medical College of Ohio, pp. 50-61”
  • Oleson, D. S. and Zubek, J. P. – “The effect on one day of sensory deprivation on a battery of relatively unstructured cognitive tests” – “Perceptual and Motor Skills, 31, 919-923.”
  • O’Toole P. & Barabasz M. – Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco., Washington State University, Pullman, WA

 

P

 

  • Perry, Glenn A., and Lee Perry – A Discussion of the Use of Floatation Tank in Public Settings for Commercial Uses – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
  • Perry, G. and Perry, L. – The personal nature of the REST experience – “In T. H. Fine and J. W. Turner, Jr. (eds), Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo: Mcdical College of Ohio, pp. 194-197”
  • Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R. – Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility and Depression – Restricted Environmental Stimulation:Research and Commentary. pp. 79-85

 

Q

 

R

 

  • Raab, J., & Gruzelier, J. – “A controlled investigation of right hemispheric processing enhancement after restricted environmental stimulation (REST) with flotation” – Psychological Medicine, 24, 457-462
  • Ramirez C.E., Suedfeld P., Remick R.A. & Fleming J.A.E. – Potential Beneficial Effect of REST on Patients with Electroconvulsive Therapy – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.188-195. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”
  • Ramirez Monzon, Carmenza – REST and Smoking Cessation in a Latin American Country – Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado
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  • Richardson S. – Enhancing Rowing Ergoer Performance Through Flotation REST – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco
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  • Rzewnicki R., Wallbaum A.B.C., Steel H. & Suedfeld P. – REST for Muscle Contraction Headaches: A Comparison of Two REST Environments Combined with Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.245-254. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”

 

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  • Schultz, Duane P. – Sensory Restriction: Effects on Behavior – New York: Academic Press
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  • Dr. Schurbruck, M.D., Dr. Bergman, M.D. Juergen Tapprich – Treatment of psoriasis
  • Schwartz, G. – Integrating Modern Physics, Psychobiology and REST: an AmusingSynthesis Derived from Systems Theory – 2nd International Conference on REST. pp. 22-48
  • Scott, Jacque – Doctors Using Isolation Tanks as Medical Tool – The Corridor Corral
  • Shafransky D.R., McCormick B.A., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) on Serological Markers of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco
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  • Tenerowicz, David – The Tank Center: A Culture Turns Inward. – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado
  • Tetlock, P. E. and Suedfeld, P. – “Inducing belief instability without a persuasive message: the roles of attitude centrality, individual cognitive differences, and sensory deprivation” – Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 8, 324-333.
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  • Turner, John W. – Hormones and REST: A Controlled Study of REST-Assisted Relaxation – Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado
  • Turner, J. W., & Fine, T. H. – REST-assisted relaxation and chronic pain. – Paper presented at the XXIII International Congress of Psychology
  • Turner, John Jr.; Fine, Thomas – Effects of relaxation associated with brief restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) on plasma cortisol, ACTH, and LH. – Biofeedback Self Regulation; March 1983; 8(1): pp.115-126
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  • Turner, John Jr.; Fine, Thomas – The Physiological Effects of Flotation REST – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 215-222. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
  • Turner J.W. & Fine T.H. – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Influences Plasma Cortisol Levels and Their Variability – “Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.71-78. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.”
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  • Turner J.W. Jr., Fine T. & Hamad N.M. – Plasma Catecholamine Activity During Flotation REST – 6th International REST Conference.San Francisco
  • Turner, John W. Jr.; Fine, Thomas H.; McGrady, Angele; Higgins, James T. – Effects of Biobehaviorally Assisted Relaxation Therapy on Blood Pressure and Hormone Levels and Their Variation in Normotensives and Essential Hypertensives – “2nd International Conference on REST. pp.87-109. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.”
  • Turner, John Jr.; DeLeon, Anna;  Gibson, Cathy; Fine, Thomas – Effects of Flotation REST on Range Motion, Grip Strength and Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 297-306.
  • Turner, John Jr.; Gerard, William; Hyland, John; Nieland, Pamela, Fine, Thomas – Effects of Wet and Dry Floatation on Blood Pressure and Plasma Cortisol – “Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 239-248. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.”
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  • Van Dierendonck, Dirk; Nijenhuis, Jan Te – “Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis” – Psychology and Health, 20, 405-412.
  • Vartarian O.A. – The Effects of Flotation REST on Musical Creativity – 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

 

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  • Wagaman, J.D., Barabasz, A.F., Barabasz, M. – Floatation Tanks Enhance Visualization Effects – Perceptual and Motor Skills
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