Spatial disorientation

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Spatial disorientation can be described as the inability to intuitively feel one's orientation in 3-dimensional space.[1] In this state, a person may have trouble distinguishing up from down, right from left, or any two different directions from another. The person might also perceive the world or their own body as being flipped sideways or upside down.

Spatial disorientation is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as holes, spaces and voids, changes in felt gravity,[2] and dizziness. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of dissociative compounds, such as ketamine, PCP, and DXM.

Psychoactive substances

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

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  1. Spatial disorientation definition (medical-dictionary) |
  2. Espiard, M. L., Lecardeur, L., Abadie, P., Halbecq, I., & Dollfus, S. (2005). Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder after psilocybin consumption: a case study. European Psychiatry, 20(5), 458-460.