Savanna Vallejos Response
Research proves that muscle memory tends to occur and it helps peoplein remembering what they are supposed to do. This response evaluateshow long the memory lasts and whether it really exists.
Memory learning seems to be a phenomenon that actually exists and itplays a significant role in the body functioning. However, thesituation raises various concerns such as the number of years thatthe muscle memory lasts. More important, the skeletal muscle is mostlikely to keep a memory for a period that matches with around 15% ofthe average life expectancy that people might have (Gundersen, 2016).For instance, that can refer to about 12 years when one engaged inthat particular session that had captured the specific memory. TheMyocardial muscle can retain a memory for a period of about 30% ofthe average life expectancy and that translates to a period of 25years (Waters, 2015). It seems like the different muscles have adifferent way of retaining the memories and reminding the muscles howto tackle a certain task that was done previously. However, Cassilhaset al. (2012) wonder whether muscle memory exists or whether thebrain is the one that controls the activities that one engages in.Clearly, the brain is known for storing various happenings, and italso learns how one undertakes a particular activity, and he or shewill obviously retrieve the previous same events from the brain whiledoing the same thing.
In conclusion, can the muscles retain the memory for a period ofabout 10 years? Furthermore, is it true that the brain is the onethat controls the muscle activities as opposed to the muscle memory?
Cassilhas, R. C., Lee, K. S., Fernandes, J., Oliveira, M. G. M.,Tufik, S., Meeusen, R., & De Mello, M. T. (2012). Spatial memoryis improved by aerobic and resistance exercise through divergentmolecular mechanisms. Neuroscience, 202, 309-317.
Gundersen, K. (2016). Muscle memory and a new cellular model formuscle atrophy and hypertrophy. Journal of Experimental Biology,219(2), 235-242.
Waters, S. (2015). Tullis Rennie`s Muscle Memory: Listening to theAct of Listening. Contemporary Music Review, 34(1),22-32.
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