I am writing a novel, in which the main character has their mind transferred to a wolf body, losing all their memories in the process.
My current explanation is that the state of every neuron in the human's brain was measured, and after some translation, the wolf's neurons were modified (perhaps by focused EMP's), so that it basically matched the human brain. Differences in human/wolf neurology and imperfect brain-to-brain translation account for the amnesia.
Are there any flaws in this method (other than the fact the technology doesn't exist yet) ? And how else could this be done? What side effects could be expected?
Answers not involving whole brain transplants or magic would be preferable. apart from the mind swapping, I want my novel to be as realistic as possible
You can read the beginning of the novel over at https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3200987/1/In-The-End