Ketamine is a Synesthetic (with feeling) not an An-esthetic (no feeling)
Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon where stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in another. In simpler terms, it’s a blending of senses, such as seeing colors when hearing music or associating specific tastes with certain words. This cross-wiring of sensory perceptions creates unique and often subjective experiences for individuals with synesthesia.
When used for psychedelic treatments, ketamine is believed to enable a synesthetic experience, fostering a deep connection with one’s emotions and sensory systems. It promotes a regulated and holistic exploration of feelings, allowing individuals to experience emotions without immediate reactivity. This unique quality of ketamine can provide a therapeutic and introspective journey, often facilitated in a controlled clinical setting. It’s important, however, to approach such treatments under professional guidance due to potential risks and the need for a safe environment.