Random Cell Phone Vibrations?

May 25, 2012

And we thought we were the only one! Have you ever thought that your cell phone was vibrating, yet it wasn’t, or it wasn’t even in your pocket?

Well it seems this phenomenom is called “phantom cell phone vibration syndrome” and it happens to quite a few people.

“Our body is always in waiting to anticipate any kind of technological interaction, which usually comes from a smartphone. With that anticipatory anxiety, if we get any neurological stimulation, our pants rubbing against our leg for example, you might interpret that through the veil of anxiety, as “Oh, my phone is vibrating.”

So how do you get over it? One of the recommendations was to take 10 to 15 minute breaks every few hours and make sure to not always carry your device with you 24/7. Now the question is… does this happen more to Android users or iPhone users, or is there any correlation at all?

Read more about this from the article at computerworld.com today http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227184/Cellphone_vibration_syndrome_and_other_signs_of_tech_addiction

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