Neuro Plasticity in an Hour
A recently published study in The Journal of Physiology shows that neuro plasticity can happen immediately, instead of months or years. The findings show that after just one hour of training with a Brain Computer Interface (BCI), there were measurable changes in areas of the brain specifically required to conduct the tasks.
This answers the question lurking in my mind about how long it takes before hand independence exercises "rewire the brain". The answer seems to be sooner rather than later. In the article there's also mention of studies that demonstrated changes in grey matter density after different types of learning within several days or weeks.
Encouraging news for anyone who wants to develop hand independence for piano (or any other endeavor) but doesn't have a lot of time.
P.S. I'm making progress!
Meditation Time bookstanding today: 40 Quality of meditation (out of 10): 6
Practice Minutes on the keyboard today (out of 40): 5 minutes Quality of practice (out of 10): 6