Re: re-occurring dream
Luke, methodical visualization is proven to be effective.
I think you need to actually trigger the limbs, so as to teach the brain where to send the signal.
When I used to teach, I would relate this to the student as building roads.
When you first learn a technique, you are hacking branches with a machete to make a path, then you beat it down to widen the trail, next stone gets laid, the trip gets easier and quicker, and eventually a highway gets built, in essence, the highway is the signal path from your brain to each limb where the information and direction flow.
Another proven visualization example, Motorcycle racers, like the MotoGP guys, practice tracks on XBoxes and Playstations. It works, they are not actually riding, but the brain is getting trained to react to corners and layout just the same.