Talk:Subjective effect index/notes

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Dream style variations

Rough notes for a future project breaking down the differing style variations of dreams that present themselves between individuals.

  • plot acceptance vs lucidity
  • coherent plots vs incoherent plots
  • linear vs non linear plots
  • coloured vs monochrome
  • fictional dream characters vs memory based dream characters
  • fictional locations vs memory based locations
  • static locations vs procedural locations
  • first person vs third person perspectives
  • predictive scenarios vs spontaneous scenarios
  • memorable vs amnesic content
  • dulled pain vs distinct pain```

Standardized substance documentation methodology notes


  • Ensure that you are familiar with subjective effect index terminology to the greatest extent possible
  • Ideally, take substance at threshold, light, common, strong, and heavy dosages on separate occasions. If not enough of the compound is available to do so, prioritize a heavy dosage. Aim to compile at least 10 reports and form output pdf's for each substance.
  • Decide on a relatively consistent setting that will be used between substances. For example, at home with music and roommate or alone in bedroom.
  • While on the substance, fill out subjective effect tracker while on the substance (so nothing is forgotten) and if necessary in retrospect (so nothing was missed).
  • While on the substance, take periodic time-stamped notes or voice recordings as effects change.
  • While on the substance, avoid taking other drugs which could influence the effects in any way whenever possible. If you are on a required medication, please note this down in your documentation.
  • When off the substance, use these notes to write up a detailed trip report with a standardized layout, extensive qualitative commentary, and quantitative (SEI) data.


  • Compile all of the collected data into an article that follows a consistent format.
  • Devise a rating system for how frequently each effect occurs. eg: rare, occasional, common, frequent, and near universal. if enough data has been gathered, take this a step further and use precise numbers for rating the occurrence frequency of each effect. eg: this effect occurred in 75% of experiences at X dosage.
  • Split the articles into subsections which explain the effects that occur at different dosages along side of their level of intensity, similarly to the dosage page
  • Ensure extensive qualitative commentary within these articles that give them a less impersonal feel
Hallucinogens I want to revisit to redocument
  • RC's: AL-LAD, ALD-52, 1P-LSD, 2C-B-Fly, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-P, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DMT, DPT, DOC, 3-HO-PCP, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCP, Deschloroketamine, O-PCE
  • Classicals: LSD, mushrooms, DMT, Ayahuasca, mescaline, 5-MeO-MiPT, 2C-B, Ketamine, DXM, DPH, MDMA, LSA, Nutmeg, Salvia

Style guide (in progress)

rules of thumb

  • use simplistic and easily understandable language over complex and obscure language wherever possible. This is to ensure that the SEI is as accessible to the general public as possible.
  • Do not make absolute or black/white assertions. For example "XYZ can creating the feeling that" over "XYZ will create the feeling that"
  • Do not talk about the conclusions reached during these states as if they are inherently true, instead make it clear that you are simply describing the experience of them.
  • add laughter as a subcomponent of humour enhancement
  • add vomiting as a subcomponent of nausea

Levels of intensity intro:

"This effect is capable of manifesting itself across the x different levels of intensity described below:"


  • At the lowest level, …
  • At this level, …
  • At the highest level, ...

Referring to the experiencer:

  • “A person” is preferred
    • "At this level a person experiences morphing"
  • “One’s” is secondary and provides variety
  • “At this level one’s vision is completely encompassed by geometry”

Outro paragraph sentence:

"Effect is most commonly induced under the influence of low/moderate/heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as type list. However, it can also occur under the influence of type list, particularly during phase [or as a result of x]"

Word preferences:

  • To describe a given environment in its entirety
    • Scene
  • To describe the surface of a given object (like the surface of a wall in a video game)
    • Texture
  • To describe a given object
    • Object
  • To describe the experience of an effect of an illusion
    • Perception
  • To describe increasing intensity across multiple tiers
    • Progressive
  • To describe common sober experiences (to contrast with intoxicated effects)
    • Everyday (life)
  • To describe an illusion the subject recognizes to be false
    • Hallucination / hallucinatory
  • To describe an illusion the subject cannot recognize as such
    • Delusion
  • To describe the lower bound of an effect range
    • Subtle
  • To describe the upper bound of an effect range
    • Extreme

Substance effect section overhaul plan notes

  • we should carefully read through every individual effects autogenerated compound list and verify that the effect has been added to every relevant substance.
  • we should create a style guide for describing how effects present themselves on specific drugs that we can refer back to for consistency.
  • We should carefully read through each substance article effect section to ensure consistency, a comprehensive list of relevant effects, detailed descriptions, and appropriate grammar. This should also be done to substance class articles such as psychedelics, stimulants etc