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Why phantom vibrations make us grab our phones

Have you ever felt your cell phone vibrating, only to pull it out and see no reason for it?

These phantom vibrations affect almost 90 percent of college students, according to a recent study cited by Robert Rosenberger, assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy.

In this video, he explains something called “learned bodily habits” and how they relate to these phantom calls and texts:

Source: Georgia Tech