Question about muscle memory

What is muscle memory and how is it related to typing?


The science of muscle memory explains that automatic skills develop within a specific brain system responsible for procedural memory.

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Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

It’s true! After enough repeated practice, your finger muscles will memorize the positions of each key, allowing you to reach out to specific keys when typing without looking or even having to think of it much at all.

The key is practice. The only way for your muscles to respond automatically in an activity like typing is to practice often enough - the practicing of good habits - to develop strong motor skills, allowing those abilities to become part of your long-term memory.

Once typing is committed to muscle memory, performing the act becomes as automatic as blinking!

Typesy Team

Muscle memory is a form of procedural memory that involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition, which has been used synonymously with motor learning. When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed with little to no conscious effort. This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems. Examples of muscle memory are found in many everyday activities that become automatic and improve with practice, such as riding a bicycle, typing on a keyboard, entering a PIN, playing a musical instrument, poker, martial arts or even dancing