Is "Muscle Memory" real?

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Yes. Something interesting happens to the body when you have a back problem detected or undetected. Your brain changes your walk to compensate for that issue. You don't know it but it may show itself as a foot, leg, or knee problem eventually due to the strain of the brain's automatically adjusted stride.
 
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From Google

Is muscle memory real?
Yes and no. There is no literal memory in the muscles, but the thing people call “muscle memory” exists, though the name is a misnomer. A better name might be “subconscious memory,” as the information is stored in the brain, but is most readily accessible—or only accessible—by non-conscious means.

(so basically this thread was just you being a nitpicky doofus. You doofus....)





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I took 2 weeks of an 8-week typing class in 8th grade. The typewriters had no letters or symbols printed on them, so it did not matter whether you looked at the keys or not. I quit after 2 weeks because by then I had learned the keyboard and just needed practice, so I went back to my free time ("study hall") to read, and practiced to the point where I have quite the facility ... if I think about where the keys are I lose my "zone" - kind of like the best way to stop a millipede in its tracks is to ask it in which order it moves its legs.

Along those same lines...

Stumbled across a semi-fun exercise on the interwebs a while back. It provided a template for printing out a "blank" keyboard. Made a number of copies and passed them around to a number of workmates. Basically a bunch of IT computer support folks. Good typers.

Entertaining to watch. Everybody could get some of the keys. But after "qwerty" things did slow down a lot. Nobody could fill in anything close to the whole keyboard.





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