Physical disconnection

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Physical disconnection can be described as the experience of feeling distant and detached from one's sense of touch and their feelings of ownership or control over their own physical body. This leads into states such as tactile suppression, physical autonomy, pain relief, changes in felt bodily form, a perception of bodily lightness and a general array of physical suppression's. The experience of this effect can also create a wide range of subjective changes to a person's perception of their own body. These are described and documented in the list below:

  • Feeling as if one's body is not their own[1]
  • Feeling as if one's body is autonomously controlling itself
  • Feeling as if one's body is distant and far away
  • Feeling a decrease in one's ability to use fine motor control
  • Feeling a decrease in one's ability to use and perceive their sense of touch

Physical disconnection is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as cognitive disconnection and visual disconnection in a manner which results in the sensation that one is partially or completely detaching from both their sensory input and their cognitive faculties. This effect is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of depressant and dissociative compounds, such as, ketamine, PCP and DXM.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:

See also

External links

  • Mowry, M., Mosher, M., & Briner, W. (2003). Acute physiologic and chronic histologic changes in rats and mice exposed to the unique hallucinogen salvinorin A. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 35(3), 379-382.
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