How world's first cyborg 'hears' colours

Neil Harbisson, world's first officially-recognized cyborg, has recently revealed that he hear colors with the help of an antenna fused onto his skull.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014, 00:59 AM IST

London: Neil Harbisson, world's first officially-recognized cyborg, has recently revealed that he hear colors with the help of an antenna fused onto his skull.

The implant read colors, including dozens of shades imperceptible to the human eye, and turns them into sound waves that vibrate in his skull, Sky News reported.

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, even from space.