Demystified: How World's First Cyborg 'Hears' Colors

by Kathy Jones on  November 9, 2014 at 8:24 PM General Health News
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The world's first officially-recognized cyborg, Neil Harbisson, has recently revealed that he hears colors with the help of an antenna fused onto his skull.
 Demystified: How World's First Cyborg 'Hears' Colors
Demystified: How World's First Cyborg 'Hears' Colors
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The implant reads colours, including dozens of shades imperceptible to the human eye, and turns them into sound waves that vibrate in his skull, Sky News reported.

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Harbisson was born with a condition that meant he could not see any colours at all, only shades of grey. So he had a device, which he calls an "eyeborg," attached to the bone on the back of his head to act as a third eye.

The most recent update to the antenna included an internet connection, which allows Harbisson to receive colors from all over the world and even from space.

Source: ANI
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