Visual enhancements

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Visual enhancements are defined as any subjective effect which improves one's ability to perceive the external environment through their sense of sight.

This page lists and describes the various visual effects which can occur under the influence of certain psychoactive compounds.

Acuity enhancement

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

Colour enhancement

Main article: Colour enhancement

Colour enhancement is defined as an intensification of the brightness and vividness of colors in the external environment. During this experience, reds may seem “redder”, greens may seem “greener", and all colors will likely appear much more distinct, complex, and visually intense than they comparatively would be during everyday sober living.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] At higher levels, this effect can sometimes result in seeing colours which are perceived as surreal or seemingly impossible.[4][5]

Colour enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity 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, ketamine[10], or 3-MeO-PCP.

Image examples

 Caption
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
4-HO-DPT
Phenylpiracetam
6-APDB
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
Chur City in Switzerland.jpgChur, Switzerland by Naps284
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
2C-B
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Ibogaine
ΑMT
5-Hydroxytryptophan
Methallylescaline
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT Nonstop Quasi-Orgasmic Objectless Euphoria
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
Efavirenz
MIPLA
Mescaline
Experience:225ug LSD + 9g cubensis - Galactic Melt and the Meverse
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
Memantine
Psilocin
3C-E
Experience:3-MeO-PCP - Extreme psychosis
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
1P-ETH-LAD
MDAI
5F-PB-22
25I-NBOH
Coluracetam
THJ-2201
1B-LSD
MDA
Ayahuasca
DMT
5-MeO-MiPT
Experience:120mg - Garden of The Gods
Experience:4-HO-MiPT / A care free psychedelic getaway
LSM-775
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
TMA-2
Omberacetam
JWH-018
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
Bromo-DragonFLY
Enhancement of colours - woods.jpgThe Woods by Chelsea Morgan
4-HO-MPT
2C-T-2
MPT
JWH-073
GABAergic hallucinogens
Experience:2 tabs DOB - My DOB Nightmare
2C-T-7
2C-B-FLY
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
MDEA
Bufotenin
4-HO-MiPT
PRO-LAD
5-MeO-DiBF
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
AL-LAD
Enhancementofcolour.jpgShowing differences by Chelsea Morgan
Oxiracetam
1P-LSD
ALD-52
4-HO-DET
Experience:225mg Pregabalin +Cannabis -Bliss and Serenity; a hedonistic evening
4-HO-EPT
Experience:75mg 3-FMA - Perfect Blend of Euphoria and Functionality
4-AcO-MiPT
Experience:Unknown Dose DOC (Insufflated) - Overdosing and Terifying Ego Death
Enhancement of colour rose.jpgRose by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:337mg DMT fumarate - A Day With DMT
DOC
LSZ
LSA
2C-D
4-AcO-DiPT
Pramiracetam
2C-T-21
5-MeO-DiPT
Piracetam
Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
Paradise island by Xanny.jpgParadise island by Subsentience
25N-NBOMe
2C-I
DET
3-MeO-PCE
Experience:25mg 3-MeO-PCP - Enhanced film experience
Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
Experience:300mg DXM + 25mg DMT + Cannabis - A crazy night
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Experience:2.5g Syrian rue + 6g Mimosa Hostilis - Becoming God (my second experience with unity)
DiPT
4-AcO-DET
Pregabalin
Experience:250mg DXM - DXM Itch and Trip Report
MiPT
Chameleon.jpgChameleon by Anonymous.
2C-C
25B-NBOH
4-HO-MET
Tree.jpgJapanese Garden by Anonymous
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
Βk-2C-B
25C-NBOMe
25C-NBOH
THJ-018
DOI
TMA-6
Phenethylamine (compound)
4-AcO-MET
MET
25I-NBOMe
3-MMC
Amanita muscaria
ETH-LAD
DPT
Experience:800 seeds LSA - My First Trip Ever
Allylescaline
2C-E
Escaline
DOB
PARGY-LAD
2C-P
6-APB
2C-H
Experience:25mg Deschloroketamine - My first time orally dosing DCK
DOM
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
4-FA
4-AcO-DMT
MDMA
Experience: 5-EAPB (60mg) + 2-FMA (20mg) + 4-AcO-DMT (10mg) - Emotional catharsis
LSD
Proscaline
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:3g mimosa / 3g syrian rue - Connecting with my body
Experience:300µg AL-LAD - Don't worry, because you're everyone!
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
EPT
25B-NBOMe
4-HO-DiPT
Experience:A combination of DOC, 5-MAPB, 5-MeO-DMT, ETH-LAD, Cannabis, Pentedrone
5-MeO-DALT
Cannabis
Aniracetam
25D-NBOMe

Frame rate enhancement

Visual Processing Acceleration is defined as an increase in the speed at which a person can perceive and interpret rapidly occurring events. It is most commonly experienced during events which are felt to be either dangerous, intense, or highly novel.[11][12][13][14] The effect gives the appearance that the external environment is being viewed in slow motion and that brief moments of time have been "stretched out". For example, fast moving objects such as birds, insects, and cars may begin to present themselves as clearly viewable instead of as fleeting blurs of motion, as they may during every day sobriety.

In terms of its intensity, this effect usually manifests subtly, only slightly slowing down a person's perception of motion. However, in rare cases, this effect can temporarily slow the visual perception of time to a near stand-still, causing events to appear dramatically slower.

Visual processing acceleration is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and thought acceleration. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Magnification

Main article: Magnification
Magnification by StingrayZ - This is an animated example of the common psychedelic visual effect known as magnification. There is also a significant amount of visual drifting present within the animation.

Magnification is defined as the experience of distant details within one's visual field appearing closer and more "zoomed in" than they actually are due to both visual enhancements and hallucinatory effects.[15] This can give the perception that one is seeing objects from greater distances than is usually possible within everyday life.

At its lower levels, this can allow people to see nearby objects (such as within reaching distance) as much closer than they really are, resulting in the perception that their visual capabilities have been enhanced.[15] At its higher levels, this can induce the perception of seeing distant objects as if they were right in front of the user despite their distance. These distances can range from several feet to hundreds of meters. Since this is most likely a physiological impossibility, it suggests that higher level magnification may actually be a seamless hallucinatory state in which the details of distant visual input are predictively simulated in a realistic and convincing manner.

It's worth noting that this effect is considerably more likely to occur if a person spends extended periods of time staring at an object or scene within the distance.

Magnification is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and pattern recognition enhancement. It is a rare effect that is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Pattern recognition enhancement

Face in a cloud by Neil Usher - This image serves as an example of pattern recognition enhancement.

Pattern recognition enhancement is defined as an increase in a person's ability and tendency to recognize patterns (usually faces) within vague stimuli.

This innate ability which human beings possess in everyday life is referred to by the scientific literature as pareidolia and is a well documented phenomenon.[16][17][18] Common examples of this include spotting faces in everyday objects, such as the front of a car, or seeing different objects in clouds.[8]

During this effect, pareidolia can be significantly more pronounced than it would usually be during a sober state.[19] For example, remarkably detailed images may appear embedded in scenery, everyday objects may look like faces, and clouds may appear as fantastical objects, all without any visual alterations taking place. Once an image has been perceived within an object or landscape, the mind may further exaggerate this recognition through the hallucinatory effect known as transformations, which goes beyond pareidolia and becomes a standard visual hallucination.

Pattern recognition enhancement is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as acuity enhancement and colour enhancement.[2][3] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

 Caption
Opticalillusion1.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
Face within tree bark.jpgFace within tree bark by Bev Doolittle
Skullflower.jpgSkullflower by Anonymous
Experience: 200µg 1P-LSD (sublingual) + 12mg CBD - The Vortex of Empathy
2C-E
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
Faceincloud.jpgFace in a cloud by Neil Usher
Storm-face.jpgFace within a cloud by Denis Farmer
4-HO-MET
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
Allylescaline
4-HO-DPT
Βk-2C-B
5-MeO-DALT
PARGY-LAD
Bromo-DragonFLY
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
6-APB
ALD-52
2C-I
4-FA
Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
5-MeO-DiPT
Shuplyak faces 10.jpgOptical illusion by Oleg Shuplyak
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
Experience:25mg - A labyrinth of organs and a storybook walk
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
DOB
4-HO-DiPT
25B-NBOMe
Experience:250 seeds - Harsh body load
LSZ
4-HO-MPT
ΑMT
Proscaline
4-HO-DET
Psilocybin mushrooms
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
AL-LAD
DPT
DOM
25D-NBOMe
4-AcO-MET
25C-NBOMe
TMA-2
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
25B-NBOH
Psilocin
The Forest Has Eyes.jpgThe Forest Has Eyes by Bev Doolittle
Ayahuasca
Experience:0.75g MDMA - Possibly some MDA through metabolisation?
4-AcO-DMT
1P-ETH-LAD
DOI
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
25C-NBOH
3C-E
2C-B
2C-T-7
PRO-LAD
Escaline
2C-P
2C-D
Eye.jpgEye of the tower by Davide Lombardi
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Smiley face.jpgSmile in tree bark by Chelsea Morgan
DMT
Squinting rooftop.jpgSquinting eyes on a roof top by Anonymous
2C-B-FLY
1P-LSD
Experience:Unknown dosage / 1 tab DOC - Psychedelia Turned Into Stimulant Psychosis
6-APDB
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
Experience:2C-P (approx. 35mg) - Asymmetrical Terror and the Geometric Sea
5-MeO-DiBF
5-MeO-MiPT
MPT
Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
MET
Methallylescaline
Ibogaine
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
Harmala alkaloid
MiPT
DET
2C-C
Efavirenz
1B-LSD
4-AcO-DET
4-HO-EPT
2C-T-2
ETH-LAD
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
Experience:20mg (insufflated) - permanent all-encompassing states of unity and interconnectedness
LSA
25I-NBOMe
MDA
4-AcO-MiPT
3-MMC
Mescaline
MDEA
2C-T-21
DOC
25I-NBOH
25N-NBOMe
MIPLA
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
Absents of the mermaid.jpgAbsents of the mermaid by Octavio Ocampo
LSD
TMA-6
MDMA
Experience: 22mg 2C-B (oral) / 100ug 1P-LSD (sublingual) - My first time tripping alone (2 days in a row)
LSM-775
EPT


See also

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