Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely colour blind and sees the world in grayscale. But even though Neil can’t see colour doesn’t mean he can’t sense it. That’s because Neil Harbisson is a cyborg who can hear colour.
In 2004, Neil convinced a doctor to implant into his skull an antenna that detects and transposes colours into corresponding tones — allowing him to hear colour through bone conduction. He considers it a new body part.
“This is an implant, so it’s permanently attached,” Neil says. “There’s no way of removing it.”
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