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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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Analysis

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.

Image examples

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


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References

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