Introduction

A partial computational principle of “Access-Consciousness” is based on very simple foundation assumptions:

a) The role of brains includes the embedding, in-time recognition and enactment of spatiotemporal patterns (information). Processing is constrained by resolution and sensitivity limits

Adding the assumptions that

b) Proto-phenomenal manifestation is a low order-of-scale, natural microphysical phenomenon, locally and temporally bounded and brought about by physical interaction

c) Natural correlates of consciousness inhere in effectively-continuous processes (in behaviourally relevant orders of scale), as these evolve over the Now (transition)

The proposed processing principles support insights regarding the nature of representation, the formation of a physical bearer of a rudimentary experiencing ‘I’, the natural significance of qualia and the constitution and composition of conscious agents.