Effect Categories - Visual Enhancements

Visual enhancements are defined as any subjective effect that improves one's ability to perceive the external environment through their sense of sight.

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


  • Acuity enhancement

    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.

  • 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, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Magnification

    Magnification is the experience of distant details within one's visual field appearing magnified and closer than they actually are due to both visual enhancements and hallucinatory effects. It is a rare effect that is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline.

  • Pattern recognition enhancement

    Pattern recognition enhancement 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 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.