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Visual Scene Perception

A visual scene is commonly defined as a view of an environment comprised of objects and surfaces organized in a meaningful way, like a kitchen, a street, or a forest path. More broadly, the domain of scene perception encompasses any visual stimulus that contains multiple elements arranged in a spatial layout, for example, a shelf of books, an office desk, or leaves on the ground. As a rough distinction, objects are typically acted upon, whereas scenes are acted within. Most visual elements in the world will be categorized as either an object or scene, although an item's status may change depending on how it is used: A keyboard is readily regarded as an object when being purchased, for example, but when placed on the desk, ...

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