Sunday, June 24, 2018
Why you think your phone is vibrating when it's not.
Are we hallucinating when we feel our phone "vibrate" and we look down and do not have any notifications? While it may not necessarily be an actual syndrome, this does happen regularly to a lot of people including myself. Sometimes I either think I felt my phone vibrate or I think I heard a ring. Some researchers and doctors argue we could be hallicinating because our brains are perceiving a sensation that is not actually present. This also has probably been a thing since landline phones were invented; however, it is more common now because people are always on their phone and we have the ability to take it every where we go. One article I read even states, "Individuals with phantom vibration syndrome are so accustomed to hearing their phone vibrate or ring, that their brain expects more." There are many other factors as to why this could be happening as well. There are many studies that show the reasons why and even more studies are still being conducted today.