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Neil Harbisson was born with total colour blindness. All he can perceive with his actual eyes is a greyscale world. However, with a help of some computer science specialists, he succeed in creating a colour sensor: he now can listen to colours. This device, attached to his head, detects the colour frequency in front of him and sends the signal to a chip installed at the back of his head, which means he can hear the colour through bone conduction.

This device has brought him more than just recognising different colours. The biggest change is that he now dreams in colours! How could that happen? Our brains process information from our eyes electronically and thus we can perceive colours. In his case, his brain responds to the information sent by the device and can recreate colours in his mind. How amazing our brains are!

There's more. Since he's used to deciphering colours by listening to their frequency, he can not only connect certain melodies with certain colours, but also create certain melodies when he sees pictures. So his area of work as artist has become more interesting and exciting.

I admire his project since it shows us a completely different world with another perception. We sometimes mention "thinking outside of the box," but that can be quite difficult for most people. When we can see colours without problems, how can we come up with an alternative method of perceiving colours? Disabled people are in a far better position in to come up with new ideas and concepts. Especially in this regard, disability can be a great advantage; they can think outside of the box.

If you've got several minutes to spare, watch the video. You can listen to some colours by yourself and it's an interesting experience! Neil's happy aura and jokes will make you laugh, I'm sure.

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I used this video clip for my recent discussion lesson. My teacher asked me what it would be if I had to give up one of my senses, what it would be. I chose eyesight, because without it, I can still directly talk with people, especially with my family and friends and I can listen to music and all other sort of audio material and can even play the musical instruments! These things are what I truly cherish in my life, so I can't willingly give them up.

My teacher said she would give up a sense of smell. I was really surprised because that means you lose a sense of taste too. It's would be unbearable for me if I can't couldn't sense sweet aroma of wine and if it would tastes like some unknown thick liquid. Just describing such a thing makes me shudder. (I know I'm a  drinker.:p)

What would you chose?


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ハイシー(hhc)
ハイシー(hhc)
2014/05/16 01:11
A sense of humor, maybe?(though, impossible;)
Well, it's Friday tomorrow, and I will be drinking too! Cheers!
バイオレットキングleo
バイオレットキングleo
2014/05/16 10:12
I would give up my sixth sense if I have to.
mura-ocl
mura-ocl
2014/05/16 10:17
目と脳の関係って奥深いみたいですからね。。色のイメージも脳の感じ方に関係する部分もあるんでしょうね。
Nolan
Nolan
2014/05/16 12:12
Very interesting.
Ha ha ha, I liked Nicole's but I wonder ladies like Leo's :)
Luckily my pref was Dr. King's.
菜々
菜々
2014/05/16 23:35
muraさん、leokissさん、gutsykittyさん、mmmmさん、netさん、Nikumushiさん、nikochangさん、hhcさん、Mayumiさん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/

hhcさん
Oh, you wouldn't want to lose that!lol
What are you drinking? Cheers!

leokissさん
Are you sure? The sixth sense must be quite handy when you're left alone in a haunted mansion, you know...

muraさん
こうした機器を使えば使えないほかの感覚を取り戻すのも夢じゃありませんね♪

Nolanさん
Glad you enjoyed my entry and my readers' responses.^^
菜々
菜々
2014/05/18 01:55
タッカンマリコさん、KJ9さん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/
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