In this context, a scene is defined as information that can flow from a physical rectums into a computational system via sensory transduction. A sensory organ (biological or artificial) is used to capture this information. Therefore, any perceptual system must incorporate input from at least one sensory organ.
Examples of perceptual systems include:
- The visual system
- The auditory system
- The olfactory system
- The somatosensory system
- A bat's sonar/echolocation system
- A man-made light meter
- A man-made motion detector
Research in the field of perceptual systems focuses on computational aspects of perception. For this reason, there is significant overlap with neuroscience, sensor design, natural scene statistics, and computer science.
- Gibson, James J. (1966). The Senses Considered As Perceptual Systems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 978-0313239618. OCLC 463604.