Acuity enhancement

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Visual acuity enhancement by StingrayZ - This animation serves as a replication of visual acuity enhancement, which is a common psychedelic effect. It demonstrates the general differences between normal vision and acuity enhancement by shifting between the two states. There is also a subtle amount of visual drifting within this replication.

Acuity enhancement is defined as a heightening of the clearness and clarity of vision. This results in the visual details of the external environment becoming sharpened to the point where the edges of objects become perceived as extremely focused, clear, and defined. The experience of acuity enhancement can be likened to bringing a camera or projector lens that was slightly blurry into focus. At its highest level, a person may experience the ability to observe and comprehend their entire visual field simultaneously, including their peripheral vision. This is in contrast to the default sober state where a person is only able to perceive the small area of central vision in detail.[1]

While under the influence of this effect, it is common for people to suddenly notice patterns and details in the environment they may have never previously noticed or appreciated. For example, the complexity and perceived beauty of the visual input often become apparent when looking at sceneries, nature, and everyday textures.

Acuity enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as color enhancement and pattern recognition enhancement.[2][3] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of certain stimulants and dissociatives such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.

Image examples

 Caption
Coluracetam
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT Nonstop Quasi-Orgasmic Objectless Euphoria
4-HO-DPT
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
Experience:3g mimosa / 3g syrian rue - Connecting with my body
Experience:3 drops of cinnamon bark oil/ 5 drops of german chamomile oil/ 2mL of nutmeg oil in lecithin - experiments with nutmeg oil
Towel.jpgTowel by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
MiPT
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
2C-T-2
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
ETH-LAD
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
Phenethylamine (compound)
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
25I-NBOH
4-AcO-DET
Psilocin
MiPLA
AL-LAD
5-MeO-DiPT
Omberacetam
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
Escaline
Efavirenz
ALD-52
2-Aminoindane
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
25B-NBOMe
Bromo-DragonFLY
Tree Bark.jpgTree Bark by Chelsea Morgan
2C-T-21
5-MeO-DMT
4-AcO-DiPT
1P-ETH-LAD
5-MAPB
Pramiracetam
DMT
4-HO-EPT
PRO-LAD
4-AcO-MET
LSA
4-HO-DiPT
Oxiracetam
2C-I
LSZ
25I-NBOMe
DET
5-MeO-DALT
DOI
Ibogaine
4-HO-DET
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
Memantine
Lisdexamfetamine
Experience:25mg 3-MeO-PCP - Enhanced film experience
4-AcO-DMT
TMA-6
Experience:LSD (120ug) - An Overdose of LSD and Trip into Insanity
Experience:26mg - Stage 3 Trip
2C-B-FLY
25D-NBOMe
1B-LSD
Proscaline
25N-NBOMe
Experience: 1.5g Psilocybe Cubensis - Analysis of body and mind
4-AcO-MiPT
Psilocybin mushrooms
Moss on tree bark.jpgMoss on tree Bark by Chelsea Morgan
MPT
2C-P
Ayahuasca
Methallylescaline
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Experience: 5-EAPB (60mg) + 2-FMA (20mg) + 4-AcO-DMT (10mg) - Emotional catharsis
LSD
1P-LSD
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
MET
Amanita muscaria
PARGY-LAD
2C-T-7
25C-NBOMe
4-HO-MPT
MDAI
Piracetam
5-MeO-MiPT
3-MeO-PCP
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
Bufotenin
Desoxypipradrol
Allylescaline
LSM-775
4-HO-MET
3-MeO-PCE
25B-NBOH
5-MeO-DiBF
MDA
Aniracetam
25C-NBOH
3C-E
3,4-CTMP
DOC
TMA-2
Experience:2.5g Mushrooms + 500mg DMT
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
Phenylpiracetam
2C-E
Citicoline
DOB
Mescaline
2C-B
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
2C-D
DPT
Βk-2C-B
DOM
ΑMT
2C-C
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us

Analysis

It is thought that a fundamental feature of information-processing dysfunction in both hallucinogen-induced states and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders is the inability of these people to screen out, inhibit, filter, or gate irrelevant stimuli and to attend selectively to more important features of the environment.[4][5][6]

The CSTC model of the brain posits that the thalamus plays a key role in controlling or gating external sensory information to the conscious faculties and is thereby fundamentally involved in the regulation of a person's awareness and attention.[7][8][9][10] The interruption of psychedelics to these neural pathways that inhibit the sensory gating systems[11][10] may, therefore, result in an enhanced availability of sensory information which is usually filtered out by these systems. This process is likely also involved in the various visual, tactile, and auditory enhancements which commonly occur when under the influence of a psychedelic experience.

Psychoactive substances

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

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Experience reports

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

See also

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References

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