Danila Alferov

Danila Alferov

Perception of Natural Colour
Danila Alferov
A.B. Lucas S.S.

Prior experience and memory (top-down processes) in the human brain influence the perception of natural colour. In binocular rivalry, the brain suppresses the odd coloured object and the natural coloured object dominates. By applying a Bayesian approach, the effect of top-down processes on the perception of natural colour may be quantifiable for the development of artificial visual systems.

Award Value
Challenge Award – Innovation
Sponsor: Research In Motion
Excellence Award – Intermediate
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist – $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University


My name is Dan Alferov, I’m in Grade 9 at A.B Lucas Secondary School. My favorite subjects are math and science. I enjoy playing various sports, like basketball and soccer. I love studying the human brain. I wanted to do this project because I enjoy working with human subjects and decoding the mysteries of the human brain. I dream of creating an artificial human visual system which can accumulate knowledge and replicate human experience. My ultimate goal is to make an impact in the field of neuroscience and computer technology.