Bad Vibrations: ‘Phantom Vibrations’ a sign of smartphone addiction

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated May 19, 2021

The feeling of your phone ringing or vibrating but actually when you pulled it up and if it is not doing that then it is termed as 'Phantom Communication Experience' that is directly linked to your technology addiction and cell phone dependency. "It is a sign of addiction", According to the researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

Kruger and student Jaikob Djerf, a participant in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, recruited 766 undergraduates, 384 of which were women and 382 men.

The study participants first completed the Ten Item Personality Inventory, which assesses personality characteristics—openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and emotional stability or neuroticism.

People who scored more and with emotional stability had lower phone dependency symptoms was found by Kruger in the research.

“When people have addictions, there is a phenomenon in which they are hypersensitive to stimuli associated with a rewarding stimulus,” said Kruger. ”

This study provides some real insight and maybe some evidence that people can have a real dependency on cell phone use,” Kruger added.

Phantom vibrations are in Women also reported higher phone dependency symptoms.

"An average person checks their phone 80 to 150 times a day", said by David Brudo at an interview at Mirror Today, founder of Swedish mental health and well-being app Remente. Also, the research could lead to a link between mobile phone addiction and mental health with its findings.

"I think these findings are something that can inform the discussion—and certainly, it pushes in the direction of saying, 'Hey, whether you want to call it dependency or addiction, it's real, it's important, and we should be paying attention to this," Kruger said.

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