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It was found that the mean error (obtained by averaging over several trials) increased as the duration of time for the movement increased till a maximum value was reached and then remained about constant. The amount of spread in this error had a similar behaviour. To explain this result it was assumed that an internal model of the hand position had been already created in the brain, so that it could be updated by feedback from expected sensory signals arising in the arm from the change of its position as compared to further actual feedback from the proprioceptive sensors in the arm muscles activated during the movement.
This fits well with the model of Frith  of lack of control of feedback from the voice production region by SMA to STG in schizophrenics. They do not know they are producing internal speech and think they are hearing voices speaking to them. Awareness of this process could thus be in STG. 6 New Paradigms for Neural Networks? The results now pouring in from brain imaging, as well as from single cell and deficit studies, lead to suggestions of new paradigms for neural networks. In brief, some of these are: 1) recurrent multi-modular networks for temporal sequence processing, based on cartoon versions of the frontal lobes, with populations of excitatory and inhibitory cells similar to those observed in cortex and basal ganglia.
Fig. 3. Internal arm control model. The arm model in the upper box updates the position of the arm by a linear differential equation, using the external control signal (from elsewhere in the brain). Feedback from sensory and visual input is used to give correction terms (the ‘Kalman gain’ terms) which are added to the next state value arising from the linear arm model, to give an estimate of the next arm position. This is then used for further updating. 2 Accuracy of Arm Movement The above model can be applied to another set of results, now with comparison having been made with subjects with certain deficits.