Effect Categories - Visual Amplifications

Visual amplifications are defined as any subjective effect that increases, enhances, or intensifies a facet of a person's sense of sight.

This page lists the various visual amplifications that can occur under the influence of certain psychoactive compounds.


  • Colour enhancement

    Colour enhancement is an intensification of the brightness and vividness of colours in the external environment. It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds.

  • Increased pareidolia

    Increased pareidolia is an increase in a person's ability and tendency to recognise patterns (usually faces) within vague stimuli. It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Visual acuity enhancement

    Visual acuity enhancement is a heightening of the clearness and clarity of vision. It is most commonly induced under the influence of mild dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Visual processing acceleration

    Visual processing acceleration increases the speed at which a person can perceive and interpret rapidly occurring events. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.