Interpretation of visual space under drug-induced ergotropic and trophotropic arousal
Hill RM, Fischer R; Agents Actions. 1971 Nov;2(3):122-30.
It was found that ergotropic arousal inducing drugs, such as psilocybin, a Ditran®-type lsquoglycolatersquo andd-amphet-amine, significantly lower human spatial distortion thresholds, i.e. these drugs, interfere with counter-adaptation to optical distortion, or the expectation to see the world undistorted. The trophotropic arousal inducing chlorpromazine® on the other hand promotes such counter-adaptation, i.e. the optimization of visual information. Optimization is independent from the rat at which the distorting stimulus is presented. Optimization is regarded here as a cortical (perceptual-behavioral) interpretive process while interference with and promotion of the optimization are subcortical influences.
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