Recursion

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Album art by Leif Podhajsky for Innerspeaker by Tame Impala. This image serves as an accurate replication of visual recursion manifesting over a natural landscape.

Recursion is defined as a visual distortion which partially to completely alters the appearance of one's external environment by repeating specific sections of itself across itself in a self-similar fashion. It results in the appearance of fractal-like patterns which often zoom into or away from the original image. This effect typically occurs spontaneously and rarely sustains itself for more than several seconds.

Recursion is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

 Caption
ETH-LAD
1P-LSD
1B-LSD
Bufotenin
LSD
Recursion3.gifRecursion by Giphy
4-HO-MET
2C-D
Experience:170mg 4-AcO-DMT - Recklessness rewarded
Efavirenz
2C-B
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
25I-NBOMe
25C-NBOMe
DPT
25C-NBOH
Amanita muscaria
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
Recursion5.gifRecursion by Tumblr
Recursion2.gifRecursion by Giphy
DMT
Recursion1.gifRecursion by PandaWhale.com
25B-NBOH
AB-FUBINACA
Recursion6.gifRecursion by GifBin
Recursion4.gifRecursion by Giphy
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
5-MeO-DMT
25I-NBOH
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk

Psychoactive substances

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

Experience reports

Annectdotal reports which describe this effect with our experience index include:

See also

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