Professor Johannes Lehtonen, MD
On the scenic nature of primal consciousness

When consciousness is viewed in a spatially wide perspective, it does not lend itself to understanding through details. A wide picture of consciousness can be compared with a mental scenery that consists of numerous components, layers and a multiplicity of details, like a mosaic that forms an entity. The aim of this paper is to investigate how the scenic nature of the human mind and the unitary, non-fragmented picture of it derive from infantile development. Instead of top down approach, the poorly organized, early forms of consciousness offer better understanding why the mind functions as a scenic entity.