Symmetrical texture repetition
Symmetrical texture repetition is defined as the perception of textures becoming mirrored repeatedly over their own surface in an intricate and symmetrical fashion that is consistent across itself. This maintains the same level of detail no matter how closely one attempts to look at the distortion and tends to remain most prominent within one's peripheral vision. It usually manifests itself in rough textures such as grass, carpets, tree bark, and asphalt.
During this state, if one stares at a fixed point the symmetrical texture repetition may progressively increase and further tesselate into more complex forms. However, this progression of complexity will usually reset back to baseline as soon as one double takes.
Symmetrical texture repetition is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as pattern recognition enhancement and transformations in a manner which can result in the appearance of a huge array of abstract forms and imagery embedded within the symmetry. 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 less commonly under the influence of certain stimulants and dissociatives, such as MDMA or 3-MeO-PCP.
It is worth noting that to accurately replicate the appearance of this effect through the use of image editing software, all one needs to do is simply mirror a texture across itself in a symmetrical manner. This may suggest that a similar process is occurring within the brain, perhaps by filling in missing details by taking visual data from within one's central line of sight and mirroring it across the peripheral in a manner which results in a symmetrical tessellation of the texture.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:
- Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
- Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
- Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
- Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
- Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
- Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
- Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
- Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
- Experience:30mg 4-HO-MiPT - Positively groovy
- Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
- Experience:40 mg 4-HO-MPT - Underwhelming Experience
- Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
- Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
- Experience:75 mg - Good tunes feat. Jeb Bush
- Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
- Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
- Responsible use
- Subjective effects index
- Psychedelics - Subjective effects
- Dissociatives - Subjective effects
- Deliriants - Subjective effects
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