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Color blind artist is able to 'hear' colors

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Neil Harbisson has had a special 'eyeborg' device implanted in to his skull that can interpret colors.

Despite having only ever viewed the world in black and white due to a rare form of color blindness, Harbisson has been able to perceive color using a special device that produces unique vibrations to represent the colors in whatever he is looking at.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/264043/color-blind-artist-is-able-to-hear-colors

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Eldorado

His days of eating yellow snow are over! Yay!

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Bendy Demon

Sadly the article explains practically nothing about how the device works.

How does one "hear" a color if color is solely dependent on light waves?

Does the man actually "see" the colors or is he just being told, via a speaker, what color he is looking at?

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taniwha

Sadly the article explains practically nothing about how the device works.

How does one "hear" a color if color is solely dependent on light waves?

Does the man actually "see" the colors or is he just being told, via a speaker, what color he is looking at?

Some people "see" music even though they are sound waves could this be related?

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Junior Chubb

I was a bit disappointed after the article title that a device helps him. Nevertheless electronics interacting with the human senses is the future (and amazing he has been using this for 10 years) for a lot of people with physical debilitations and eventually will eventually enhance the senses of the norm.

Unfortunately looking at the colour mismatch of his jacket and shirt I would guess the device does not work...

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theotherguy

I think it induces synesthesia. No idea how that would work, though.

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:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

His days of eating yellow snow are over! Yay!

You'd think being color blind wouldn't affect his tastebuds though. Eww.

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highdesert50

I once had a color-blind art instructor. Sometimes obstacles become the crucible events that lead to greatness. He was a brilliant sculptor.

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Still Waters

I was just coming to post this and found this thread. This guy seems to be making the news again, in the latest article there's a video of him explaining how he's able to hear colors -

https://uk.news.yaho...48.html#Fxwu7yy

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third_eye

Imagine watching those latest MTV videos ~

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taniwha

He infact has a very colourful personality as demonstrated in this entertaining TED talk...

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