(NEWSER) – You'd have sworn your phone was buzzing, but when you check there's no text, no call, no email, nothing. What gives with the phantom vibration? Maybe you wanted, or evenneeded, the phone to buzz.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that people with attachment anxiety—those insecure about friendships and other relationships—are much more likely to feel such phantom buzzes than those who'd prefer to be left alone, reports Michigan Daily. The researchers dubbed the problem "ringxiety." Someone susceptible might feel something on their skin, for instance, but because they're so primed to get a message, the sensation ends up feeling like a vibrating phone. Some even hear a phantom ring.
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