Pattern recognition enhancement

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Face in a cloud by Neil Usher - This image serves as an example of pattern recognition enhancement.

Pattern recognition enhancement is defined as an increase in a person's ability and tendency to recognize patterns (usually faces) within vague stimuli.

This innate ability which human beings possess in everyday life is referred to by the scientific literature as pareidolia and is a well documented phenomenon.[1][2][3] Common examples of this include spotting faces in everyday objects, such as the front of a car, or seeing different objects in clouds.[4]

During this effect, pareidolia can be significantly more pronounced than it would usually be during a sober state.[5] For example, remarkably detailed images may appear embedded in scenery, everyday objects may look like faces, and clouds may appear as fantastical objects, all without any visual alterations taking place. Once an image has been perceived within an object or landscape, the mind may further exaggerate this recognition through the hallucinatory effect known as transformations, which goes beyond pareidolia and becomes a standard visual hallucination.

Pattern recognition enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and colour enhancement.[6][7] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

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4-HO-DPT
MDA
TMA-2
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
25I-NBOMe
Allylescaline
Methallylescaline
LSA
2C-T-2
Opticalillusion1.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
Psilocin
2C-C
Ayahuasca
4-HO-MPT
Eye.jpgEye of the tower by Davide Lombardi
2C-B-FLY
3C-E
25C-NBOH
2C-D
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
4-AcO-DMT
2C-B
5-MeO-DALT
Skullflower.jpgSkullflower by Anonymous
Escaline
5-MeO-MiPT
EPT
PRO-LAD
Βk-2C-B
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
2C-I
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
Storm-face.jpgFace within a cloud by Denis Farmer
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
25D-NBOMe
Shuplyak faces 10.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
4-HO-DiPT
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Face within tree bark.jpgFace within tree bark by Bev Doolittle
Harmala alkaloid
Efavirenz
4-AcO-MiPT
6-APB
Smiley face.jpgSmile in tree bark by Chelsea Morgan
2C-T-21
Absents of the mermaid.jpgAbsents of the mermaid by Octavio Ocampo
MDEA
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
DOC
Proscaline
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
DMT
MET
4-HO-DET
6-APDB
DOB
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
Experience:25mg - A labyrinth of organs and a storybook walk
4-FA
3-MMC
4-AcO-MET
Bromo-DragonFLY
5-MeO-DiPT
DPT
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
Ibogaine
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
5-MeO-DiBF
DET
25C-NBOMe
Experience:0.75g MDMA - Possibly some MDA through metabolisation?
DOI
DOM
25N-NBOMe
TMA-6
Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
2C-P
25B-NBOMe
The Forest Has Eyes.jpgThe Forest Has Eyes by Bev Doolittle
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
AL-LAD
25B-NBOH
ETH-LAD
Faceincloud.jpgFace in a cloud by Neil Usher
2C-T-7
MiPLA
LSD
MPT
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
MDMA
ALD-52
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
4-AcO-DET
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
4-HO-MET
Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
2C-E
PARGY-LAD
Squinting rooftop.jpgSquinting eyes on a roof top by Anonymous
Psilocybin mushrooms
1P-LSD
1B-LSD
ΑMT
1P-ETH-LAD
LSZ
Experience:20mg (insufflated) - permanent all-encompassing states of unity and interconnectedness
MiPT
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
4-HO-EPT
Experience: 200µg 1P-LSD (sublingual) + 12mg CBD - The Vortex of Empathy
25I-NBOH
Mescaline
Experience:250 seeds - Harsh body load
LSM-775


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References

  1. Liu, Jiangang; Li, Jun; Feng, Lu; Li, Ling; Tian, Jie; Lee, Kang (2014). "Seeing Jesus in toast: Neural and behavioral correlates of face pareidolia". Cortex. 53: 60–77. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.01.013. ISSN 0010-9452. 
  2. Hadjikhani, Nouchine; Kato, Masaharu; Mugitani, Ryoko (2015). "Pareidolia in Infants". PLOS ONE. 10 (2): e0118539. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118539. ISSN 1932-6203. 
  3. Coolidge, F. L., & Coolidge, M. L. (2016, August 09). Why People See Faces When There Are None: Pareidolia. Retrieved February 21, 2018, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-think-neandertal/201608/why-people-see-faces-when-there-are-none-pareidolia
  4. Abraham, Henry David (1983). "Visual Phenomenology of the LSD Flashback". Archives of General Psychiatry. 40 (8): 884. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790070074009. ISSN 0003-990X. 
  5. Halberstadt, Adam L. (2015). "Recent advances in the neuropsychopharmacology of serotonergic hallucinogens". Behavioural Brain Research. 277: 99–120. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2014.07.016. ISSN 0166-4328. 
  6. Papoutsis, Ioannis; Nikolaou, Panagiota; Stefanidou, Maria; Spiliopoulou, Chara; Athanaselis, Sotiris (2014). "25B-NBOMe and its precursor 2C-B: modern trends and hidden dangers". Forensic Toxicology. 33 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1007/s11419-014-0242-9. ISSN 1860-8965. 
  7. Bersani, Francesco Saverio; Corazza, Ornella; Albano, Gabriella; Valeriani, Giuseppe; Santacroce, Rita; Bolzan Mariotti Posocco, Flaminia; Cinosi, Eduardo; Simonato, Pierluigi; Martinotti, Giovanni; Bersani, Giuseppe; Schifano, Fabrizio (2014). "25C-NBOMe: Preliminary Data on Pharmacology, Psychoactive Effects, and Toxicity of a New Potent and Dangerous Hallucinogenic Drug". BioMed Research International. 2014: 1–6. doi:10.1155/2014/734749. ISSN 2314-6133.