This has nothing to do with music, but it does explain why Angry Birds keep fluttering into our dreams recently. A team of researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Stockholm University are about to publish a paper on ‘game transfer phenomena’ – the phrase used to describe what’s happening when “video game elements are associated with real life elements, triggering subsequent thoughts, sensations and/or player actions”. One interviewee in the study talks about “seeing health bars above people’s heads” in the real world, while the journalist writing the story up refers to his recent experience dreaming about moving around corridors and rooms in Portal 2. Source:

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