Does touch typing improve your memory?

Since you need to memorize or familiarize the position of the keys, touch typing can also benefit to memory enhancement right?

Hi there,

Yes. When you type using the touch-typing method, you are activating quite a lot of memory skills. Muscle memory in your fingers and hands tells you the position of the keys and the spacing between them. You also have to remember how to spell words and the functions of all of the different keys.

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Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello, @tayyibahscott!

Absolutely! Memory is a key part of touch typing!

You know the saying, “it’s like riding a bike,” referring to an inherent ability to do something despite not having done it in a long time? That’s muscle memory! When you learn to ride a bike, your brain memorizes how your body moves during the action. Even if you haven’t biked in years, you’ll likely have no problem balancing just fine if you were to hop on one today. Your brain commits repeat physical movements to muscle memory, just as it would store a thought memory.

For touch typing, this means that the muscle memory developed during the learning process will strengthen to the point that you’ll be able to move your fingers across the keys without looking or without even thinking much about what you’re doing at all. It also means that once you’ve mastered touch typing, you’ll likely hold on to the skill for life!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)