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Old 08-13-2019, 10:18 PM   #42
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Default Re: A Question of Strength.

Originally Posted by ErhnamDJ View Post
Do you think muscle memory refers to the training of the muscles rather than of the brain? That's not what it means. It refers to how the brain learns to use its muscles. It would be retained were the brain transplanted into a new body.
Not entirely. Some of it is managed in the peripheral nervous system, and conditioning of muscle does matter, and of course physical skills are learned for a specific body, likely one would need retraining or at least adaptation. A world class weightlifter, put in the body of a 90 lb weakling, would have to be quite careful to avoid self-injury for quite a while due to the body not doing what he's expecting it to, but would likely be able to do more than the original owner due to understanding the mechanics of lifting.
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