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source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19057896

I used to be an avid Nitrous Oxide "enthusiast", along with my triple-chambered CO2 dispensing bottle which took 3 bulbs to fill  ;) (and some pot).

Anyone remember the Buzz-bomb" ? Maybe not, but it was a nitrous-injected THC delivery system in the form of a pipe! Damn, where is that [my old] copy of "High Times" ? Great magazine, that was ... Ah, how quiont, those heady days pf pre-internetworking  ::)

Oh, and this might be of interest to someone ... 

Enhancement of suggestibility and imaginative ability with nitrous oxide

RATIONALE:

Imaginative suggestibility, a trait closely related to hypnotic suggestibility, is modifiable under some circumstances. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is commonly used for sedation in dentistry and is reported to be more effective when combined with appropriate suggestions.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to determine whether nitrous oxide inhalation alters imaginative suggestibility and imagery vividness.

METHODS:

Thirty participants were tested twice in a within-subjects design, once during inhalation of 25% nitrous oxide and once during inhalation of air plus oxygen. Before the study, participants' expectancies regarding the effects of nitrous oxide were assessed. Participants were blinded to drug administration. During each session, participants were verbally administered detailed measures of imagination and suggestibility: the Sheehan-Betts Quality of Mental Imagery scale and the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale Form C, minus the hypnotic induction.

RESULTS:

Imaginative suggestibility and imaginative ability (imagery vividness) were both elevated in the nitrous oxide condition. This effect was unrelated to participants' expectations regarding the effects of the drug.

CONCLUSIONS:

Nitrous oxide increased imaginative suggestibility and imaginative ability. Possible explanations of these findings are discussed with respect to the effects of N-methyl-d-aspartate antagonists and to other pharmacological effects upon suggestibility and imagination.

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Interested in more ? if so, here is a related study on Suggestibility enhancement can be found at https://psychonautwiki.org/wiki/Suggestibility_enhancement

Suggestibility enhancement is defined as an increased tendency to accept and act on the ideas or attitudes of others.

A common example of suggestibility enhancement in action would be a trip sitter deliberately making a person believe a false statement without question simply by telling it to them as true, even if the statement would usually be easily recognizable as impossible or absurd.

If this is successfully accomplished, it can potentially result in the experience of relevant accompanying hallucinations and delusions which further solidify the belief which has been suggested to them.

Suggestibility enhancement most commonly occurs under the influence of heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as psychedelics, dissociatives, deliriants, and cannabinoids.

This holds particularly true for users who are inexperienced or currently undergoing delusions and memory suppression.

It's worth noting that this effect has been studied extensively by the scientific literature and has a relatively large body of data confirming its presence across multiple hallucinogens. These include LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, cannabis, ketamine and nitrous oxide.

However, anecdotal reports suggest that it may also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of GABAergic depressants such as alcohol and benzodiazepines.

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may also cause this effect include:

. 1,4-Butanediol
. 1B-LSD
. 1P-LSD
. ALD-52
. Ayahuasca
. DOB
. Datura
. Escaline
. GBL
. GHB
. Myristicin
. Zolpidem
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 05:00:35 PM by Chip »
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