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(I shall start with an apology for being *massively* anal)
So I\'m not sure why this *doesn\'t* make sense? A person\'s skills are in fact stored in the brain, alongside memories. In slightly different places of the brain, for sure, but it\'s still all in the brain. Muscle memory included: that stuff\'s in the motor cortex. So if a person\'s consciousness and memories end up in another body, why doesn\'t it make sense for the rest of their skills to follow? For sure if, say, an olympic gymnast ended up in the body of a weightlifter, they probably couldn\'t jump and spin and stuff the way they used to, but that would be because they\'re not as flexible or as light: the muscle memory would still be *there*.
(Again: apologies for being massively anal).
Ah, but this goes beyond that. Look to the things like the Woody Woodpecker example: No amount of muscle memory is going to make a human body fly just because it has had a woodpecker brain inserted into it.
Oh yeah, I know that, I\'m just feeling a strong urge to, like, correct it or something, or at least add a footnote pointing out that as long as the species is the same, it\'s probably reasonable.
That just makes it a Justified - and it\'s noted already that if the ability is tied to the psyche, soul, or what have you, it\'s often justified.
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