Your Phone Isn't Ringing; It's Just Ghost Phone Vibrations

Your Phone Isn't Ringing; It's Just Ghost Phone Vibrations

You're not the only one who thinks your phone is buzzing when it's not. Phantom vibration syndrome is a common occurrence in the digital age. According to some researchers, these sensory hallucinations stem from a compulsive obsession we have with our phones. Studies show a majority of people experience this phenomenon regularly.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Phantom vibrations occur when you think your phone is ringing/vibrating when it is not. (0:13)

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    Our brains apply filters to what they expect to find, hence why our brains may think your phones are vibrating when they aren't. (0:43)

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    In a study, participants who were bothered by phantom vibrations rated higher on phone dependence. (1:25)

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