Artist Has Implants in His Skull So He Can “Hear” Colours

If you’re a fan of TED Talks, you might have seen this one from Neil Harbisson.

Harbisson has taken things a step further.  He’s convinced doctors to implant the chip of his external electronic eye into his skull.  This will allow him to “hear” images sent from his mobile phone via wifi.

This could be the first ever example of electronically-created synesthesia.  Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Artist Has Implants in His Skull So He Can “Hear” Colours

  • March 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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    Hell. If you were born with synesthesia, you don’t need implants!

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