Mobile phone is vibrating, I see it in my hand and I am wrong

June 23, 2021 0 By

It seems that the Mobile phone is vibrating, I see it in my hand and I am wrong

From the beginning, it has become a habit to keep a smartphone in the front right pocket of the pants. It is convenient to check out phone calls or notifications. But sometimes I raise my hand thinking that there is vibration on the phone, it is wrong in my mind. No call or message on the phone. Sometimes it happens even if you don’t have a smartphone in your pocket.

Mobile phone is vibrating

After a bit of searching on Google, I realized that its costume name is ‘Phantom Vibration Syndrome’. Again jokingly called ‘Ringjiti’ or ‘Foxelorm’. The most interesting thing is that such a mistake is found in almost all mobile phone users. Many listen to the ringtone as well as the feeling of vibration, which is entirely imaginary.

Why Phantom Vibration Syndrome occurs is unknown. I didn’t find the reason for many searches. Most of the articles cite our over-reliance on technology as a possible cause. It’s a lot like hallucinations.

Many have phantom Mobile phone is vibration syndrome

In 2012, a survey was conducted among undergraduate students at Indiana University and Purdue University in the US state of Indiana. About 90 percent of those surveyed said they felt a phantom or illusory vibration.

The researchers wrote, ’69 percent of the 290 students surveyed said they had Phantom Vibration Syndrome. On average, once every two weeks, they have made a mistake.

A similar survey of hospital staff yielded similar results. Even there, once a week or a month, they were able to remember the feeling of illusory vibration on the phone.

The survey participants said that their phantom vibration syndrome started appearing within a month to a year after they started using mobile phones. However, 16 percent of mobile phone use occurs within a month of starting. And 28 percent have used a cell phone for a year or more. Although most of the survey participants felt illusory vibrations once a week or once a month, in 14% of them it was casual.

More reliance on smartphones

Experts say excessive reliance on smartphones is detrimental to health. Especially in communication with others. “It’s a lot like hallucinations,” Randy Smith, an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University in Denver, told the media. Our fear is that maybe someone is trying to contact me but I am not responding. Maybe there’s a message on the phone that needs to be answered. I think it’s really scary how dependent we are on our devices. ‘

However, there is no evidence that illusory vibrations do much harm to humans. Although 69 percent of students surveyed had phantom vibration syndrome, only 11 percent described it as ‘annoying’. People who are more responsive to text messages and more dependent on messaging find illusory vibrations more annoying.

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