Scene (perception)


In the field of perception, a scene is information that can flow from a physical environment into a perceptual system via sensory transduction.[1][2]

A perceptual system is designed to interpret scenes.

Examples of scenes include

A natural scene is a scene that a perceptual system would typically encounter in a natural mode of operation. Therefore, a very relevant area of research is natural scene statistics.[3][4]


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