This question has been on my mind ever since i started taking acid. As we all know perception is reality and our brains are just filtering out the “real reality” and creating our own reality. Colors for example for example are created based solely on our on perception of them. All colors could be happening at once and we don’t know it. Like how everything is constantly moving, but we still see things as standing still. So if acid, or psychedelics in general, remove that filter or “safety net” are we viewing reality at its simpliest form? Please tell me your perspective on this matter.
Psychedelics make our pupils bigger, thus making us more able to take in more light more quickly. Not really sure if the dark appears darker while the light appears lighter or how that really works, but that’s why colors seem to be more vivid. I’ve never tried acid before, but that’s a lot of it.
That’s why I’m shifty when I smoke. I see more. I take in everything more quickly than I would if I was sober, so I naturally adapt to that by moving my head faster.
I guess that’s what weed does. It heightens my perceptions. That’s why I’m about to comprehend things more quickly.
i don’t think it’s a “safety net” at all. i just feel like human brains aren’t quite at their point yet where our senses can handle being that heightened.
Psychedelics don’t “remove” anything. In fact you can say that they add something to our brains that changes our perception.
In my opinion, our brains have been designed to perceive and comprehend stimulus that comes from our physical world. (for example, there is use for us to be able to see IR frequencies)
Substances such as acid, shrooms and dmt all are from the same family of drugs; they excite serotonin receptors in our brain. To be more precise, they excite serotonin receptors in the areas of our brains that control sensory input, language and decision making. They make areas of our brain that would, when sober, not be active fire up and they give us a “new perception” of our reality.
This is an abridged explanation of that happens to the brain when we take psychedelics. But it’s only the biological aspect of it.
To answer your question, you can’t say if psychedelics make you see “reality at it simplest form” because reality is what you make it to be.
Some say that psychedelics only happen in the brain but perhaps what you see (when you close your eyes) is a glimpse of the cosmos that is within us.
“As above, so below…”
@gslice42, here’s a more detailed explanation on the physical changes that happen in your brain if you’re interested…
@gslice42, your left side of brain contains definitions, interpretations, concepts. right part translates sensory stimuli (or something like that, not really sure) . acid and other psychedelics can interfere with transmitted impulses. so they dont really destroy anything they just change the way it will be done :P. so when affecting right side acid can intensify colors… (change the way you expirience reality/feel). and when it affects left side it changes the way you behave, your thoughts… it impairs ‘wrong’ memory with stimuli and so on. thats why you can be in some other dimension, expirience 3rd person view………
so yes you can see reality in its ‘simplest form’. but you can never see real reality, only concpets of your brain :)