A huge thank you to the team from Float Tank Solutions for this evolving list of research:
|Adams, H. B.||Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse||1988|
|Adams, H. B.||Therapeutic Potentialities of Sensory Deprivation Procedures||International Mental Health Research Newspaper 6(4), 7-9||1964|
|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||1990|
|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||1988|
|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||1987|
|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||1963|
|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||1972|
|Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Scott, J. C.||REST and reduced alcohol consumption||Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on REST||1987|
|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
|Atkinson R.||Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhancement Performance on a
|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||N/A|
|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.
|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||1987|
|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 andPerspectives. pp. 187-203||1993|
|Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R.||Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3,6, 12 and 24 Hour Sessions||1993|
|Barabasz A.F. & Barabasz M.||Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives||1993|
|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||1983|
|Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N.||Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State||1993|
|Barabasz M. & Barabasz A.||REST: A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders||1993|
|Barabasz, A., Barabasz M., Bauman J.||Restricted environmental stimulation technique improves human performance: rifle marksmanship||Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 867-873.||1993|
|Barabasz M. & Barabasz A.||Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST||1993|
|Barabasz A.F., Barabasz M.||Controlling Experimental and Situational Demand Variables in Restricted Environmental Stimulation Research||Second International Conference on REST, pp. 110-121||1987|
|Barabasz, A. F.||Restricted environmental stimulation and the enhancement of
hypnotizability: pain, EEG alpha, skin conductance and temperature responses
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.||1989|
|Barabasz M., O’Neill M. & Scoggin G.||The Physiological Panic Button: New Data||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 112-119.||1990|
|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.||1990|
|Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A.; Darakjy-Jaeger, J.; Justice, T.; Anderson, K.; Trevisan, M.||The Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Hypnotizability, EEG and Skin Conductance in Lighted and Unlighted Conditions||Washington State University, Pullman, WA||NA|
|Barabasz, A.; Barabasz, M.; Warner, D.; and Bauman, J.||The Effects of Dry Floatation REST on Marksmanship Performance: More Data||Washington State University, Pullman, WA||NA|
|Barabasz, M.; Barabasz, A.||REST Effects on Human Performance||Washington State University, Pullman, WA||NA|
|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||1993|
|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||1983|
|J.A. Best||Satiation and sensory deprivation combined in smoking therapy: Some case studies and unexpected side-effects||International Journal of Addiction, Vol. 12, pp. 337-359||1977|
|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||1954|
|Bond J.||To float or not to float… is that the question? How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.||How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.||1997|
|Bonk, Richard||Altered States: From Fiction to Fact: Introducing the Altered Waking States Induction Method||Wellness Center Etc., Inc.||NA|
|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)||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||2007|
|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
|International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 154-175.||2006|
|Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., &
|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.||2005|
|Borrie R.A.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction||1985|
|Roderick Borrie, Ph.D.||A Proposal for an International Floatation Project||2010|
|Borrie R.||The Benefits of Flotation REST in a Pain Management Program||1997|
|Roderick Borrie, Ph.D.||A Proposal for an International Floatation Project||This proposal was developed as a cooperative effort by the participants of the 2010 Floatation Summit in London. That this proposal materialized is a statement of the high level of cooperation that occurred at this meeting.||2010|
|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.||2010|
|Borrie, R.A.||The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental StimulationTherapy) in a Pain Management Program.||6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.||1997|
|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.||1990|
|Dr. Roderick Borrie and Dr. Tamara Russell||Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients||2011|
|Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M.||Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical Disabilities||Clinical and ExperimentalRestricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-296||1993|
|Borrie RA, Suedfeld P.||Restricted environmental stimulation therapy in a weight reduction program||1980|
|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||1983|
|Bross, Michael||A Cybernetic Model of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Effects||1990|
|Bross, M. & Zubek, J.P.||Progressive increase in the CFF of the non-occluded eye during prolonged monocular deprivation||Canadian Journal of Psychology||1972|
|Brownfield C.||Slow REST or Fast Drugs: Meditation or Medication||1993|
|Bruno, J. J., Heilbronner, R., Fine, T, H. & Turner, J. W.||The use of subjective reports from REST: towards a developmental
|Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and
|Budzynski T.H.||Hemespheric Asymmetry and REST||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. pp.2-21||1990|
|Budzynski T.H.||A brain lateralization model for REST||Paper read at the First
International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver, March.
|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||1983|
|Christensen, D.; Barabasz, M.||Effects of REST and Natural Environment Videos on Recovery from Induced Stress||Washington State University, Pullman, WA||NA|
|Cohen, S.I.; Silverman, A.J.; Shmavonian, B.M.||Psychophysiological Studies in Altered Sensory Environments||Journal of Psychomatic Research, 1962, 6, 259-281||1962|
|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||1988|
|Coren, S., Suedfeld P.||Data vc Drama: Introductory Psychology Textbook’s View of REST Research||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary pp. 62-69||1990|
|Crawford H.||Psychological Comparisons of REST and Hypnosis: Implications for FutureResearch.||Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developmentsand Perspectives. pp. 175-186.||N/A|
|David B.||A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers||1997|
|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||1980|
|Deaton, JE||Effectiveness of isolation in the reduction of cigarette smoking||[no source provided]148:750-753.||1983|
|Delmonte, M.M.||Psychological Responses During Meditation and REST||Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 9 (2), 181-200||1984|
|DiRito D.||Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull’s Model||1993|
|Doré R. Shefransky, A. Betsy McCormick, Thomas H. Fine and John W. Turner, Jr.||Rheumatoid arthritis||Medical College of Ohio Toledo, Ohio||NA|
|Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M.||Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females||1993|
|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||2008|
|Eichorn, D.||Auditory Signal Detection in Various Levels of Restricted Environmental Stimulation||University of British Columbia||NA|
|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.||1990|
|Fine T. & Bruno J.||Flotation REST and Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Report||1985|
|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||1983|
|Fine T.H. & Turner J.W.||2nd International Conference on REST||1985|
|Fine T.H. & Turner J.W.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary||1990|
|Fine T. & Turner J.W.||The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation
Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension.
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||1982|
|Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr.||Rest-assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain||Proceedings of the III International Congress on Psychology||1985|
|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.||1993|
|Fine, Thomas; Mills, Donna; Turner, John Jr.||Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Floatation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude||1993|
|Fine, Thomas H., M.A. and Borrie, Roderick, Ph.D.||Flotation REST in Applied Psychophysiology||NA||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.||NA|
|Forgays, Donald G.; Forgays, Deborah K.||Creativity Enhancement Through Floatation Isolation||Journal of Environmental Psychology||1992|
|Forgays, Donald G.; Belinson, MJ||Is Floatation Isolation a Relaxing Environment?||Journal of Environmental Psychology||1986|
|Foster D.S. Ph.D||EEG and Subjective Correlates of Alpha Frequency Binaural BeatsStimulation Combined with Alpha Biofeedback.||6th International REST Conference||1990|
|Francis W.D. & Stanley J.M.||The Effects of Restricted Environmental
Stimulation on Physiological and Cognitive Indices
Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.40-49. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS
|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.||1968|
|Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E.||Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 260-266||1990|
|Grant, Mark||Sensory Deprivation and Schizophrenia||Journal of Mental Science, Vol. 105, pp. 235-237||1959|
|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
|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||1963|
|Harrison J. & Barabasz A.||REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism||Clinical andExperimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.269-280.||1993|
|Helmreich N.E.||The Critical Role of Personality and Organizational Factors as Determinants of Reactions to Restricted and Stressful Environments||1990|
|Heron, W., W. H. Bexton, and D.O. Hebb||Cognitive Effects of a Decreased Variation to the Sensory Environment||Book: The Deep Self||1953|
|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
|Complementary Therapies in Medicine||1999|
|Holmes Atwater, F.||Listening to Binaural Beats to Enhance the Effects of REST||NA|
|Hood, R.W. Jr., Morris, R.J.||Sensory Isolation and the Differential Eliciatioin of Religious Imagery in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Persons||1979|
|Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying||Effects of flotation therapy on relaxation and mental state||NA|
|Hu Pei-Cheng, SU Ying||The origin and status quo of flotation therapy||Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 1999; 7：248-252.||1999|
|Hu Pei-Cheng, Wang RR, Shang ZH||Flotation therapy in treatment of patients with primary hypertension||Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 2000; 14: 414-416||2000|
|Hunt, Terry||Body-Centered Therapies: A Holographic Paradigm for Understanding REST||1990|
|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.||1984|
|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||1983|
|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||1985|
|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||2011|
|Janda, Louis||REST in the Treatment of Obesity||Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado||1983|
|Jessen, W. E.||In-tank floatation therapy||Restricted Environmental Stimulation (pp. 152-157).||1990|
|Jessen W.||The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome||1993|
|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||http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-016-1089-x||2016|
|Justice, T.; Barabasz, A.; and Trevisan, M.||Effects of Six Hours of Lighted and Light-Free Dry Floatation REST on Changes in Absorbtion and Mood State||Washington State University, Pullman, WA||NA|
|Kjellgren, Anette||Relaxation in a floatation tank brings peace and quiet, increased well-being and reduced pain.||The Swedish Research Council 05.11.2003||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-
|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||2008|
|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||2014|
|Landon, P. B. & Suedfeld, P.||Complex cognitive performance and sensory deprivation: completing the U-curve||Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 601-602.||1972|
|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||2007|
|Lee, A. B. & Hewitt, J.||Using visual imagery in a flotation
tank to improve gymnastic performance and reduce physical
|International Journal of Sport Psychology||1987|
|Levin, J and Brody, N.||Information-deprivation and creativity||Psychological Reports,
|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||1990|
|Maier, W.J.||Sensory Deprivation Therapy of an Autistic Boy||American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 25, pp. 228-245||1970|
|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
|Perceptual and Motor Skills||1990|
|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||NA|
|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||1997|
|McGrady, A.||Psychophysiological Regulation of Blood Pressure||RestrictedEnvironmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 29-35||1990|
|Mee, S.||A Neo-Dissociation Conceptualization of REST||Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives pp. 1-16||1993|
|Melchiori L.G. & Barabasz A.F.||Effects of Flotation REST on Simulated Instrument Flight Performance||1990|
|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||1960|
|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||1990|
|Mereday C., Lehman C. & Borrie R.||Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 255-259||1990|
|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||1990|
|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.
|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.||2003|
|Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T.||The experience
of flotation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience
of altered states of consciousness.
|Norlander, T., Bergman, H., & Archer, T.||Effects of flotation REST on creative problem solving and originality||Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 399-
|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.||2001|
|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-
|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||1997|
|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||1983|
|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 Con[‘erence 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||1990|
|Raab, J., & Gruzelier, J.||A controlled investigation of right hemispheric
processing enhancement after restricted environmental stimulation (REST) with
|Psychological Medicine, 24, 457-462||1994|
|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||1983|
|Randolfi, E.A. Ph.D.||A Comparative Physiological and Psychometric Assessment of REST Floatation, Progressive Relaxation, and Light-Sound Stimulation Relaxation Training||NA|
|Rand Walker, W. Freeman, R.F., Christensen, D.K..||Restricting Environmental Stimulation (REST) to enhance cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder with schizotypal personality disorder||Behavior therapy, Vol 25(4), Autumn 1994, p.709-719||1994|
|Richardson, S.||Enhancing Rowing Ergometer Performance Through Floatation REST||University of British Columbia||NA|
|Richardson S.||Enhancing Rowing Ergoer Performance Through Floatation REST||6th International REST Conference. San Francisco||1997|
|Richardson, Sean O.||Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Enhancing Mental Training and Rowing Ergometer Performance through Flotation REST||.doc||1999|
|Rossi, A. M., et al||Operant Responding for Visual Stimuli during Sensory Deprivation: Effect of Meaningfulness||Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol. 79, pp.188-193||1969|
|Ruzyla-Smith P. & Barabasz A.||Effects of Flotation REST on the Immune
Response: T-Cells, B-Cells, Helper and Suppressor Cells.
Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and
Perspectives. pp. 223-238. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
|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.
|Schultz, Duane P.||Sensory Restriction: Effects on Behavior||New York: Academic Press||1965|
|Dr. Schürbrock||Treatment of Psychosomatic Illnesses Through Mental Training and Floatations in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths, For Instance in the Treatment of Chronic Relapsing Skin Diseases (Psoriasis, Neurodermatitis)||1996|
|Dr. Schurbruck, M.D., Dr. Bergman, M.D. Juergen Tapprich||Treatment of psoriasis||NA|
|Schwartz, G.||Integrating Modern Physics, Psychobiology and REST: an AmusingSynthesis Derived from Systems Theory||2nd International Conference on REST. pp. 22-48||1982|
|Scott, Jacque||Doctors Using Isolation Tanks as Medical Tool||The Corridor Corral||1981|
|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||1997|
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|Solomon, Philip. et al, eds.||Sensory Deprivation: A Symposium Held at Harvard Medical School||Harvard University Press||1961|
|Stanley J., Mahoney M., & Reppert S.||REST and the Enhancement of Sports Performance: A Panel Presentation and Discussion||2nd International
Conference on REST. pp.168-183. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
|Stanley, John M., William D. Francis, and Heidi Berres||The on Cognitive Tasks||Paper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado||1983|
|Steel G.||Relaxed and Alert: Patterns of T-Wave Amplitude and Heart Rate in
a REST Environment.
|Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental
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Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
|Steele, G.D.||REST as a Capsule Experience: Implications for Future Research||Human and Leisure
Sciences; Lincoln University New Zealand
|Stern, Gary S., Ph.D||Physiological and Mood Effects of Salt Water Floatation Periods||Unpublished Paper||NA|
|Dr. Suchurbruck, Dr. Berman & Tapprich J.||Treatment of Psychosomatic Illnesses Through Mental Training and Floatations in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths||6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.||1997|
|Suedfeld, P.||Stimulus and Theoretical Reductionism: What Underlies REST Effects?||Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 3 – 9. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.||1993|
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|Suedfeld, P.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Clinical Applications||NewYork, NY: Wiley & sons||1980|
|Suedfeld, P.||Distress, No Stress, Anti-Stress, Eustress: Where Does REST Fit In?||1990|
|Suedfeld, P.||Stimulus and Theoretical Reductionism: What Underlies REST Effects?||1993|
|Suedfeld, P.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation and Smoking Cessation: A 15-Year Progress Report||The International Journal of the Addictions, August, 25(8), 861-88||1990|
|Suedfeld, P.||Evanescence of Sensory Deprivation Effects: A comment on Oleson and
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|Perceptual and Motor Skills, 33,
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|Suedfeld, P.||The cognitive effects of sensory deprivation:
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|Canadian Journal of Psychology||1968|
|Suedfeld, P.||Changes in intellectual performance and in
susceptibilty to influence.
Fifteen Years of Research.
|Suedfeld, P.||Behavioral Applications of the Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique||Social Psychology and Behavioral Medicine||1982|
|Suedfeld, P.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Technique/Therapy/Transcendence||1st International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.1-16. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.||1985|
|Suedfeld, P.||REST Research: The Past Few Years & Perhaps the Next Few||2nd International Conference on REST. pp.1 – 21. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications||1987|
|Suefeld, P.||Birth order of volunteers for Sensory Deprivation||Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology||1964|
|Suefeld, P. & Baker Brown, G.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy of Smoking: A Parametric Study||Additive Behaviors, 12(3), p. 263-267||1987|
|Suedfeld, P., Ballard, E. J., Baker-Brown, G. & Borrie, R. A.||Flow of consciousness in restricted environmental stimulation.||hnagination. Cognition and Personality’, 5,
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stress experiment to stress treatment.
|Journal of Environmental Psychology, 3, 147-155.||1983|
|Suedfeld P.; Borrie, R.A.||Health and Therapeutic Applications of Chamber and Floatation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST)||Psychology and Health, 1999, Vol. 14, pp. 545-566||1999|
|Suedfeld, P. & Bruno, T.||Flotation REST and imagery in
the improvement of athletic performance
|Journal of Sport and
|Peter Suedfeld & Eric Eich||Autobiographical Memory and Affect Under Conditions of Reduced Environmental Stimulation||Journal of Environmental Psychology||1995|
|Suedfeld, Peter, and R. D. Hare||Sensory deprivation in the treatment of snake phobia: behavioral, self-report, and physiological effects||Behavioral Therapy, Vol. 8, pp.240-250||1977|
|Suefeld, P. & Kristeller, J.L.||Stimulus Reduction as a Technique in Health Psychology||Health Psychology, 1, 337 357||1983|
|Suedfeld, P. & Landon, P. B.||Motivational arousal and
task complexity: support for a model of cognitive change in
|Journal of Experimental Psychology||1970|
|Suedfeld, P., Metcalfe, J. & Bluck, S.||Enhancement of
scientific creativity by flotation REST (Restricted Environmental
|Journal of Environmental Psychology (1987) 7, 219-231||1987|
|Suedfeld, P.; Mocellin, Jane S.P.||The “Sensed Presence” in Unusual Environments||Environment and Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 1, 33-52 (1987)||1987|
|Suedfeld P, Ramirez CE, Remick RA, Fleming JA.||Reduction of post-ECT memory complaints through brief, partial restricted environmental stimulation (REST).||Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 1989;13(5):693-700.||1989|
|Suedfeld, P., Roy, C., Landon, P.B.||Restricted Enviornmental Stimulation Therapy in the treatment of Essential Hypertension||Behavioral Research Therapy, Vol 20 p. 553-559, Great Britian||1982|
|Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children||Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 4, #3, 196-201||1980|
|Suedfeld, P.; Steel, G. Daniel; Wallbaum, Alistair B.C.; Bluck, Susan; Livesey, Nigel; Capozzi, Lorianna||Psychology Explaining the Effects of Stimulus Restriction: Testing the Dynamic Hemispheric Asymmetry Hypothesis||Journal of Environmental Psychology (1994) 14, 87-100||1994|
|Suedfeld P., Turner J.W. & Fine T.H.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST||1990|
|Taylor, T.||The effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy on
learning: subjective evaluation and EEG measurements
|First International Conference onREST and Self-Regulation. pp. 76-85||1985|
|Taylor T.||Enhancement of Scientific Creativity by Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)||Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation||1985|
|Taylor, Thomas E.||Learning Studies for Higer Cognitive Levels in a Short-term Sensory Isolation Environment||Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado||1983|
|Tenerowicz, David||The Tank Center: A Culture Turns Inward.||Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado||1983|
|Tetlock, P. E. and Suedfeld, P.||Inducing belief instability without a persuasive message:
the roles of attitude centrality, individual cognitive differences, and sensory deprivation
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|Tikalsky F.D.||Restricted Environmental Stimulation, Relaxation Therapy, Social Support and Mental Imagery as a Treatment Regimen in Breast Cancer||Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary.
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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||1983|
|Turner, J. W., & Fine, T. H.||REST-assisted relaxation and chronic pain.||Paper presented at the XXIII International Congress of Psychology,||1984|
|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||1983|
|Turner J.W. & Fine T.H.||Hormonal Changes Associated with Restricted
Environmental Stimulation Therapy.
|First International Conference on REST
and Self-Regulation. pp.17-39. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
|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.
|Turner JW Jr, Fine T, Ewy G, Sershon P, Freundlich T.||The presence or absence of light during flotation restricted environmental stimulation: effects on plasma cortisol, blood pressure, and mood.||Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 1989 Dec;14(4):291-300||1989|
|Turner J.W. Jr., Fine T. & Hamad N.M.||Plasma Catecholamine Activity During Flotation REST||6th International REST Conference.San Francisco||1997|
|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
|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 RestrictedEnvironmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 297-306.||1993|
|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.
|1985 or 1993|
|Turner J. Jr., Shroeder H. & Fine T.H.||A Method for Continuous Blood Sampling During Flotation REST||Clinical and Experimental Restricted
Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 261-
267. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
|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.||2005|
|Vartarian O.A.||The Effects of Flotation REST on Musical Creativity||6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.||1997|
|Wagaman, J.D., Barabasz, A.F., Barabasz, M.||Floatation Tanks Enhance Visualization Effects||Perceptual and Motor Skills||1991|
|Wagaman J. & Barabasz A.||Flotation REST and Imagery in the Improvement of Collegiate Athletic Performance: Basketball||Clinical and
Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and
Perspectives. pp.87-92. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
|Wallbaum AB, Rzewnicki R, Steele H, Suedfeld P.||Progressive muscle relaxation and restricted environmental stimulation therapy for chronic tension headache: a pilot study||Int J Psychosom. 1991;38(1-4):33-9.||1991|
|Waring, R.H.||Sulfate and Sulfation|
|Welch, R.B.||Perceptual Modification: Adapting to Altered Sensory Environments||Academic Press||1978|
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|Wickramsekera, Ian||Sensory restriction and Self Hypnosis as Potentiators of Self-Regulation||Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado||1983|
|Zubek, J. (Ed.)||Sensory Deprivation: Fifteen Years of Research||New York: Appleton-
|N/A||Health Standards and Guidelines for Sensory Deprivation Tanks||Alberta Health||1996|
|n/a||A Brain Lateralization Model for REST||Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado||1983|
|NA||REST: Technique. Treatment. Transcendence||Address delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado||1983|
|NA||The Clinical Relevance of Reduced Sensory Stimulation||Canadian Psychological Review, Vol. 16, pp. 88-103||1975|