Visualizing The LSD Experience

Interesting graphical representation of description of LSD experiences at erowid.com, prepared by Rehabs.com


Via Rehabs.com

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9 Comments on "Visualizing The LSD Experience"

  1. Reuben_the_Red | Mar 13, 2014 at 10:01 am |

    This is how the NSA looks at all our communications: a map of words, removed from context, and graded on whether those individual words are positive, negative, or neutral, according to their own scale of whatever that means, until it’s all just one big swirly meaningless wordcloud of malcontents and revolting peasantry.

  2. constantine | Mar 13, 2014 at 10:48 am |

    also, psychedelic is neutral? I believe if someone is using a psychedelic drug, having psychedelic experiences would be a plus…

    • emperorreagan | Mar 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm |

      It’s on a site for rehabs, so I’m sure they’re loathe to label anything as positive.

  3. Chaos_Dynamics | Mar 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm |

    Reading these words is stimulating my pineal gland.

    • Weirdly, they make me want to chew on someone else’s pineal gland. Mmmmm, adrenochrome!

  4. New Monkey | Mar 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm |

    But the chart doesn’t visualize the LSD experience, as promised by its title. What it visualizes is the words used by people to describe the experience on one particular website, i.e Erowid.

    Which calls into question the reasons behind the people posting about it on Erowid in the first place – I’d hazard a guess that they’re statistically more likely to be reporting bad trips than good…

    • Rhoid Rager | Mar 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm |

      Exactly. I thought the same thing. It’s like dumping a box of shredded Penthouse Letters confetti into a room, sorting random words out of the pile based on your own view point (musty=bad; salty=bad; sensual=good; sticky=bad etc.) and then claiming it ‘visualizes the sex experience’.

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