this is sort of a boring question but it's been tickling the back of my brain for days & i don't even know what sort of keywords i would use to google something like this.
so there are a lot of those games where you pop bubbles or line up squares or something like that. i was sort of addicted to zuma for awhile and now its 7x7. whenever that happens, i see the patterns playing themselves out in my head even when i'm not playing. i lie down to sleep at night and i have trouble drifting off because i see little red squares lined up against little blue squares and i'm moving them around and lining them line up or disappear or watching little green bubbles pop as more bubbles come out. the other night i forced the images out of my head and as i was drifting to sleep i noticed i was dreaming of bright yellow pineapples crushing against bright red apples. it just wouldn't go away.
i'm assuming this isn't just me that it happens to (i hope not lol). is it an instinctive mechanism to help with learning? does it actually help you play better? or is it just mild ocd? aldfjkalsd. does it happen to you too?