Why is it that when you’re stoned, the little details of everyday objects can become fascinating and mesmerizing?

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Why is it that when you’re stoned, the little details of everyday objects can become fascinating and mesmerizing?

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Being stoned lowers your threshold for novelty and raises your threshold for boredom, and you start processing sensory input your brain would normally filter out.

Edit: corrected.

* Your nervous system sends a ton of signals from your various senses all the time.
* But you brain has gotten very good at ignoring most of them when it’s not necessary.
* THC (the active substance that makes you stoned) does so by getting into your brain (while most substances cannot) and it makes with the mechanism that filters your sensory input.