Enhancement and suppression cycles

Enhancement and suppression cycles can be described as an effect which results in two opposite states of mind that do not occur simultaneously but instead swap between each other at seemingly random intervals. These intervals are generally 10 - 30 minutes in length but can occasionally be considerably shorter.

The first of these two alternate states can be described as the experience of a range of cognitive suppressions which drastically inhibit one's ability to think clearly. These typically include specific effects such as thought deceleration, thought disorganization, creativity suppression, language suppression, and analysis suppression.

The second of these two alternate states can be described as the experience of cognitive enhancements which drastically improve one's ability to think clearly. This includes analysis enhancement, thought organization, thought acceleration, creativity enhancement, and thought connectivity.

Enhancement and suppression cycles are most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of psychedelic tryptamines, such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, and 4-AcO-DMT.

psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-MiPT, 4-HO-MiPT, Ayahuasca, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushroom

See also

  • Cognitive enhancements
  • Cognitive suppressions


Documentation written by Josie Kins