Effect Categories - Cognitive Enhancements

Cognitive enhancements are defined as any subjective effect that increases or raises the intensity of a facet of a person's cognition.

This page lists the various cognitive enhancements that can occur under the influence of certain psychoactive compounds.


  • Analysis enhancement

    Analysis enhancement is a perceived improvement of a person's overall ability to logically process information or creatively analyze concepts, ideas, and scenarios. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, nicotine, and caffeine.

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is medically recognized as the experience of negative feelings of apprehension, worry, and general unease. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as cannabinoids, psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants

  • Creativity enhancement

    Creativity enhancement is a perceived increase in one's capability to imagine new ideas, create art, or think about existing concepts in a novel manner. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Dream potentiation

    Dream potentiation is an effect which increases the subjective intensity, vividness, and frequency of sleeping dream states. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of oneirogenic compounds, a class of hallucinogen that is used to specifically potentiate dreams when taken before sleep.

  • Ego inflation

    Ego inflation is an effect that magnifies and enhances one's own ego and self-regard in a manner which results in feeling an increased sense of confidence, superiority, and general arrogance. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant compounds, particularly dopaminergic stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine.

  • Emotion enhancement

    Emotion enhancement is an effect which greatly amplifies and enhances a person's current emotional state beyond normal levels of intensity. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement

    Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement is the experience of a mind state which is dominated by intense feelings of compassion, talkativeness, and happiness. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of entactogenic compounds such as MDMA, 4-FA, and 2C-B.

  • Focus enhancement

    Focus enhancement is the experience of an increased ability to selectively concentrate on an aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, modafinil, and caffeine

  • Immersion enhancement

    Immersion enhancement is an effect which results in a pronounced increase in one's tendency to become fully captivated and engrossed by external stimuli such as film, TV shows, video games, and various other forms of media. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of dissociative compounds, such as ketamine, PCP, and DXM.

  • Increased music appreciation

    Increased music appreciation is a general sense of an increased enjoyment of music. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, dissociatives, and cannabinoids

  • Increased sense of humor

    Increased sense of humor is as a general enhancement of the likelihood and degree to which a person finds stimuli to be humorous and amusing. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of certain hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, mescaline, and cannabinoids.

  • Irritability

    Irritability is medically recognized as the pervasive and sustained emotional state of being easily annoyed and provoked to anger. It is most commonly induced during the after effects of heavy dosages of stimulant compounds, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and methylphenidate.

  • Memory enhancement

    Memory enhancement is an improvement in a person's ability to recall or retain memories. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds, such as methylphenidate, caffeine, Noopept, nicotine, and modafinil.

  • Motivation enhancement

    Motivation enhancement is an increased desire to perform tasks and accomplish goals in a productive manner. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, nicotine, and modafinil.

  • Novelty enhancement

    Novelty enhancement is a feeling of increased fascination, awe, and appreciation attributed to specific parts or the entirety of one's external environment. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Personal meaning enhancement

    Personal meaning enhancement (also known as aberrant salience) is the experience of a considerably increased sense of personal significance becoming attributed to innocuous situations, and coincidences. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, dissociatives, cannabinoids, and deliriants.

  • Suggestibility enhancement

    Suggestibility enhancement is an increased tendency to accept and act on the suggestions of others. It most commonly occurs under the influence of heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, dissociatives, deliriants, and cannabinoids.

  • Thought acceleration

    Thought acceleration (also known as racing thoughts) is the experience of thought processes being sped up significantly in comparison to that of everyday sobriety. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, modafinil, and MDMA.

  • Thought connectivity

    Thought connectivity is an alteration of a person's thought stream which is characterized by a distinct increase in wandering thoughts which connect into each other through a fluid association of ideas. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Thought organization

    Thought organization (also known as fluid intelligence) is as a state of mind in which one's ability to analyze and categorize conceptual information using a systematic and logical thought process is considerably increased. It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of stimulant and nootropic compounds, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, and Noopept

  • Wakefulness

    Wakefulness is an increased ability to stay conscious without feeling sleepy combined with a decreased need to sleep. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of a wide variety of compounds such as stimulants, nootropics, and psychedelics.