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psilocybin mushrooms improve hearing?, opinions
FloggedSynapse
post Apr 20 2007, 13:26
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I'm just throwing this out, I don't care if the mods move or delete this post.

For the past several years I've had a very nice cache of cyan mushrooms. Yes the psychoactive ones. The ones that make you trip.

I've noticed something interesting - I think they improve my hearing. If I take just a small amount, like a nickel sized piece of shroom flesh - not enough to trip, it makes my hearing more acute. I swear. I'm almost 40, have good hearing normally. I find I become much more sensitive to high frequency sounds (like my CRT, computer power supply and fans) and I think my hearing overall becomes more acute. Suddenly I can hear the neighbors in my apartment complex much more clearly (having good hearing can be a bit of a curse).

I doubt the drug changes the mechanics of hearing, but it does tweak the nerve conduction and sensory processing. It's thought that most of perception is unconscious and a lot of stuff gets filtered before it reaches the level of conscious perception. Perhaps the drug removes some of this filtering?

I've read a few accounts online that agree with this, including one person with moderate hearing loss that found low doses of shrooms helped his hearing greatly.

It would be interesting to actually measure this and see if there's a real difference in hearing acuity, or if it's all in your head unsure.gif
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marcan
post Apr 20 2007, 22:11
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I tried, without too much excess, a lot of different things in my life (I'm more than 40 now) in order to improve my music and sound perception: Loudspeakers, amplifiers, converters, acoustic, foobar;) ... and also mind altering substance.
According to my current experience, the followings have improved my perception: cannabis, mdma, mda, piracetam,
Alcohol, cocaine, ... never improve something interesting for me ...
Mushr? I was too tripped to be focused on the details of the sound. Maybe there is some species at the appropriate level ?! (not too much according to FloggedSynapse)

Under "certain circumstances", I can easily abx the mp3 (aps) and the wav of a fairly large number of track (particularly with aggressive content in the treble). I generally failed to have the same result under normal circumstances.

I have also noticed that some drugs can modify your spectral balance. Mdma for example can create a kind of sensibility in the very high frequencies (>10 khz). So I can't let go a mix without a normal listening.

I have also notice that more than 10 hours of mix in the studio can give me a very good perception of the details ... but then I can miss the consistency and the balance of the overall track.

BTW, someone has a good tip for me? tongue.gif

Cheers,

Marcan

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- FloggedSynapse   psilocybin mushrooms improve hearing?   Apr 20 2007, 13:26
- - pest   In my opinion, psychoactive drugs don't improv...   Apr 20 2007, 13:41
|- - FloggedSynapse   QUOTE (pest @ Apr 20 2007, 07:41) In my o...   Apr 20 2007, 14:27
- - marcan   Definitely an interesting discussion. I work in t...   Apr 20 2007, 13:49
- - Societal Eclipse   On a particularly large dose of Elemicin in a crow...   Apr 20 2007, 14:47
- - Big_Berny   It would be interesting if ABXing is easier with t...   Apr 20 2007, 15:18
- - boojum   Better living through chemicals; yeah, right.   Apr 20 2007, 15:30
- - Societal Eclipse   I don't think anyone here is/was advocating dr...   Apr 20 2007, 15:57
|- - boojum   QUOTE (Societal Eclipse @ Apr 20 2007, 07...   Apr 20 2007, 21:51
|- - FloggedSynapse   QUOTE (boojum @ Apr 20 2007, 15:51) Seems...   Apr 20 2007, 22:46
|- - Cornie   QUOTE (FloggedSynapse @ Apr 20 2007, 13:4...   Apr 21 2007, 18:24
|- - Akuostophile   [quote name='Cornie' date='Apr 21 2007...   Apr 21 2007, 21:04
|- - Cornie   QUOTE (Akuostophile @ Apr 21 2007, 12:04)...   Apr 21 2007, 21:27
|- - Akuostophile   Actually, my reply was to FloggedSynapse - as you ...   Apr 21 2007, 21:50
|- - Cornie   QUOTE (Akuostophile @ Apr 21 2007, 12:50)...   Apr 21 2007, 23:47
|- - Akuostophile   QUOTE (Cornie @ Apr 21 2007, 18:47) QUOTE...   Apr 22 2007, 03:22
|- - boojum   [/quote] As the original poster questioned, I too ...   Apr 22 2007, 21:14
- - Nick E   Why the Latinate name? See George Orwell: Politics...   Apr 20 2007, 18:08
|- - FloggedSynapse   QUOTE (Nick E @ Apr 20 2007, 12:08) Why t...   Apr 20 2007, 21:29
- - marcan   I tried, without too much excess, a lot of differe...   Apr 20 2007, 22:11
- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (Nick E @ Apr 20 2007, 18:08) I sup...   Apr 21 2007, 08:01
- - de Mon   Can you prove your listening abilities become bett...   Apr 21 2007, 09:14
- - znode   QUOTE (FloggedSynapse @ Apr 20 2007, 04:2...   Apr 21 2007, 09:16
- - Akuostophile   It would be interesting to actually measure this a...   Apr 21 2007, 15:38
- - The Seeker   Terence McKenna stated that even at moderate dosag...   Apr 21 2007, 17:19
- - Donunus   are we talking listening like daredevil here?   Apr 21 2007, 21:20
|- - Akuostophile   QUOTE (Donunus @ Apr 21 2007, 16:20) are ...   Apr 21 2007, 21:36
- - Lyx   Psychedelics in general (not just sound) rarely ...   Apr 22 2007, 15:38
|- - marcan   I start a comparable subject few years ago here on...   Apr 23 2007, 00:17
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (marcan @ Apr 23 2007, 01:17) As I ...   Apr 23 2007, 00:29
|- - marcan   QUOTE (Lyx @ Apr 22 2007, 15:29) The test...   Apr 23 2007, 00:51
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (marcan @ Apr 23 2007, 01:51) Well ...   Apr 23 2007, 00:59
- - Lyx   Sorry, but the above post serves no useful purpose...   Apr 22 2007, 21:21
|- - Kees de Visser   There are probably quite some studies on the subje...   Apr 22 2007, 22:32
- - Mo0zOoH   QUOTE (Akuostophile @ Apr 22 2007, 06:22)...   Apr 22 2007, 23:58
- - greynol   Perhaps new psychoacoustic models can be created t...   Apr 23 2007, 00:35
|- - marcan   QUOTE (greynol @ Apr 22 2007, 15:35) Perh...   Apr 23 2007, 00:40
- - Woodinville   Well, I haven't a clue about the subject at ha...   Apr 24 2007, 19:09
- - krabapple   and indeed, hallucinogens have long been associate...   Apr 27 2007, 05:37
- - turtledude23   But are you saying you can hear better all the tim...   Apr 29 2007, 19:34
- - dlorde   I think it depends what is meant by 'improve...   May 3 2007, 16:47
- - rebinator   Shrooms (4-HO-DMT) imroving hearing? I daresay the...   Jun 24 2011, 07:17
- - mudlord   Got any ABX tests to prove those claims?   Jun 25 2011, 11:33
|- - rebinator   would you ever accept transcriptions? The extra pa...   Jul 27 2011, 06:53
- - db1989   rebinator, I think most readers would appreciate a...   Jun 25 2011, 14:13
|- - rebinator   by the very terms of service, then, the question o...   Jul 27 2011, 07:30
|- - klonuo   QUOTE (rebinator @ Jul 27 2011, 08:30) if...   Jul 28 2011, 22:02
- - mjb2006   rebinator, the subjective experiences you describe...   Jul 28 2011, 05:15
- - db1989   Your idea of transcribing in both states and compa...   Jul 28 2011, 20:42
- - pdq   I don't see how one could do a valid ABX test ...   Jul 28 2011, 21:01
- - Bartholomew MacGruber   Supposedly LSD at some dosage can increase the abi...   Mar 1 2012, 08:04


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