Cyborg hears colors thanks to implant

28-year-old Neil Harbisson can be said to be a cyborg since he suffers from achromatopsia, a condition that lets him see only in black and white. What makes a difference in his life, however, would be the head mounted camera which is capable of converting color into soundwaves – essentially allowing him to “hear” colors. This is more or less some form of synesthesia, where one of the forms will enable folks to see colors for specific letters or numbers. Harbisson is able to see 360 color hues alongside color saturation after working o this device with a Slovenian software developer. Isn’t it interesting to know that Harbisson is currently pursuing fine arts at school?

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