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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.[1][2][3] Common examples of this include spotting faces in everyday objects, such as the front of a car, or seeing different objects in clouds.[4]

During this effect, pareidolia can be significantly more pronounced than it would usually be during a sober state.[5] 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.[6][7] It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

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


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References

  1. Liu, Jiangang; Li, Jun; Feng, Lu; Li, Ling; Tian, Jie; Lee, Kang (2014). "Seeing Jesus in toast: Neural and behavioral correlates of face pareidolia". Cortex. 53: 60–77. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.01.013. ISSN 0010-9452. 
  2. Hadjikhani, Nouchine; Kato, Masaharu; Mugitani, Ryoko (2015). "Pareidolia in Infants". PLOS ONE. 10 (2): e0118539. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118539. ISSN 1932-6203. 
  3. Coolidge, F. L., & Coolidge, M. L. (2016, August 09). Why People See Faces When There Are None: Pareidolia. Retrieved February 21, 2018, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-think-neandertal/201608/why-people-see-faces-when-there-are-none-pareidolia
  4. Abraham, Henry David (1983). "Visual Phenomenology of the LSD Flashback". Archives of General Psychiatry. 40 (8): 884. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1983.01790070074009. ISSN 0003-990X. 
  5. Halberstadt, Adam L. (2015). "Recent advances in the neuropsychopharmacology of serotonergic hallucinogens". Behavioural Brain Research. 277: 99–120. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2014.07.016. ISSN 0166-4328. 
  6. Papoutsis, Ioannis; Nikolaou, Panagiota; Stefanidou, Maria; Spiliopoulou, Chara; Athanaselis, Sotiris (2014). "25B-NBOMe and its precursor 2C-B: modern trends and hidden dangers". Forensic Toxicology. 33 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1007/s11419-014-0242-9. ISSN 1860-8965. 
  7. Bersani, Francesco Saverio; Corazza, Ornella; Albano, Gabriella; Valeriani, Giuseppe; Santacroce, Rita; Bolzan Mariotti Posocco, Flaminia; Cinosi, Eduardo; Simonato, Pierluigi; Martinotti, Giovanni; Bersani, Giuseppe; Schifano, Fabrizio (2014). "25C-NBOMe: Preliminary Data on Pharmacology, Psychoactive Effects, and Toxicity of a New Potent and Dangerous Hallucinogenic Drug". BioMed Research International. 2014: 1–6. doi:10.1155/2014/734749. ISSN 2314-6133.