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Grass by Chelsea Morgan - This image serves as accurate portrayal of the commonly experienced psychedelic effect known as 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[1][2] 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.

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This animation serves as a demonstration of how symmetrical texture repetition can be accurately reproduced by simply symmetrically mirroring rough textures across themselves.

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.

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 Caption
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Βk-2C-B
4-HO-DiPT
25B-NBOH
LSA
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
25N-NBOMe
2C-B-FLY
4-HO-MET
DET
LSM-775
 Gravel by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:1mg 25c-NBOMe - Experiment in my room
Methallylescaline
2C-T-7
2C-E
MDMA
25C-NBOMe
 Flower bush by Chelsea Morgan
 Bathroom Rug by Chelsea Morgan
 Asphalt by Chelsea Morgan
Mirtazapine
4-AcO-MiPT
4-HO-EPT
1B-LSD
6-APDB
2C-D
 Paradise island by Subsentience
5-MeO-MiPT
25C-NBOH
2C-T-2
Ayahuasca
MPT
Experience:20mg - I looked up and saw an angry god-like figure made of clouds glaring down at me
5-MeO-DiPT
 Grass on 2C-B by Infinity
2C-T-21
LSZ
Mescaline
4-AcO-DMT
Experience:40mg - Brothermind and the Forest's Hand
 Grass by Chelsea Morgan
Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
Efavirenz
4-HO-DET
ALD-52
ΑMT
25B-NBOMe
4-AcO-MET
AL-LAD
4-HO-MPT
DOM
PRO-LAD
DOC
3-MMC
1P-ETH-LAD
Psilocin
Bromo-DragonFLY
Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow
Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
DPT
Ibogaine
MiPLA
4-AcO-DET
MDA
3C-E
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
6-APB
5-MeO-DALT
EPT
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:40 mg 4-HO-MPT - Underwhelming Experience
MET
PARGY-LAD
ETH-LAD
4-HO-MiPT
Experience:30mg 4-HO-MiPT - Positively groovy
Allylescaline
 Stones by Chelsea Morgan
1P-LSD
 Symmetry on tree bark by Josikins
LSD
Experience:75 mg - Good tunes feat. Jeb Bush
 Symmetrical carpet repetition by Subsentience
 150ug-ish outside by timedilation
2C-I
DMT
MDEA
25I-NBOMe
TMA-2
 Symmetric drifting patterns by Anonymous
DOI
Escaline
25D-NBOMe
2C-P
25I-NBOH
TMA-6
 Ice by Chelsea Morgan
 Leaves by Chelsea Morgan
4-HO-DPT
Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
2C-B
DOB
Proscaline
Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding


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References

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