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FROM THIS EPISODE

Artist Neil Harbisson, who was born completely color blind, "hears" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible. Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken  is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling. Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality. Sound expert Julian Treasure, who says we are losing our listening in a louder world, shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us. 

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on March 9, 2014.

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