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Research with LIBR Institute, USA

The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), located in Tulsa – Oklahoma, is a clinical neuroscience research institute that recognizes the dignity of each person and leverages leading talent and technology to discover the causes of and treatments for disorders of of mood, anxiety, eating and substance use.

All the activities run by the Institute aim to: bring to bear a multidisciplinary research program aimed at illuminating the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders; develop novel therapeutics, cures and preventions to improve the well-being of persons who suffer from or are at risk for neuropsychiatric illness, foster collaboration among scientists, clinicians, and institutions engaged in research that enhances wellness and alleviates suffering from mental illness.

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Scientific study with Zerobody

Justin Feinstein, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of the LIBR Float Clinic & Research Center, assisted by a team of researchers, is conducting a 3-year study entitled “Investigating Floatation-REST as a Novel Technique for Reducing Anxiety and Depression”. The study aims to test the effect of float therapy as a tool to help chronic anxiety and depression, conditions that affect more than a quarter of the world’s population, causing a debilitating loss of function in daily life. Zerobody, thanks to its innovative dry float system, has been added to the study as a control condition that reproduces some of the same effects as traditional floatation, allowing all the patients that refuse to get in touch with water to participate; it is a strong contribution to the scientific research on the subject.

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Facts and figures of the study

3 = years of duration

45.000 = number of total float sessions

75 = patients involved

7 = researchers involved

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Justin Feinstein

Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of the LIBR Float Clinic & Research Center

“I had the luck to try Zerobody during the Float Conference in 2018 in Portland and my first reaction was – Wow, what a great way to test whether immersion in water is necessary? – The body experiences a feeling quite similar to traditional floatation, but in a condition where it is suspended on top of water rather than being immersed within. I am excited to study the effects of these different conditions of floating for the treatment of anxiety and depression.”