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Scenery Slicing by StingrayZ - This image serves as an accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced effect known as scenery slicing.

Scenery slicing is defined as the experience of a person's visual field appearing to split into separate cleanly cut sections, these individual slices then proceed to drift slowly away from their original position before disappearing and resetting to normalcy. This effect typically occurs spontaneously and rarely sustains itself for more than several seconds.

The organisation of these slices can be quite varied; they can be as simple as three separate sections or extremely complex, with formations such as multiple intricate slices of moving interlocking spirals or an infinite variety of other potential geometric designs.

Scenery slicing is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as environmental cubism and visual disconnection. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of dissociative compounds, such as ketamine, PCP, and DXM. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of psychedelics[1] such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

Image examples

Scenery slicing.jpgA Walk in the Park by Chelsea Morgan
Scenery Slicing by Xanny.gifScenery Slicing by Subsentience
Dissociative scenery slicing by Chelsea Morgan.jpgDissociative scenery slicing by Chelsea Morgan
Finn Jumping Rocks by Chelsea Morgan.jpgFinn Jumping Rocks by Chelsea Morgan
Llama by Chelsea Morgan.jpgLlama by Chelsea Morgan


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  1. 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.