We’re finally getting to the bottom of “phantom vibrations”
Over at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer collects the leading edge of research into the “phantom phone vibration.” For such a widely-experienced phenomenon, there’s been surprisingly little research into it, but scientists do have a few guesses as to the causes, etc.
I was particularly intrigued by this note:
Extroverts have many friends and work hard to stay in touch with them. Social information carries more import for them because they care deeply about it, they’re directed to it, and their regular emotional reaction to social stimuli carries over into texts. And since a strong emotional reaction to texts predicts increased phantom vibrations, it makes sense — and indeed, it correlates — that extroverts experience more phantom vibrations.
Check out the rest at the link above. Are you a sufferer?
(via The Atlantic)
Source: The Atlantic