At what timescale does consciousness operate?

@article{Hommel2016AtWT,
  title={At what timescale does consciousness operate?},
  author={Bernhard Hommel and Reinout W. Wiers},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={
          e181
        }
}
While applauding Morsella et al. for linking consciousness to action control, we ask what their theory implies regarding the exact functionality of consciousness and the timescale at which it operates. Does consciousness operate on, and resolve the conflict it emerges from (despite its slowness), or does it operate on future conflicts that it might resolve by externalizing/socializing cognitive control? 
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