The Phone That Wasn't There: 11 Things You Need to Know About Phantom Vibrations
Robinson Meyer The Atlantic JULY 10 2012
No, "Phantom Vibrations" are not a terrible "Beach Boys Meet the Munsters Cover Tribute Band."
You're sitting at work. Your phone vibrates in your pocket. As you reach for it, you look up... and see your phone, sitting on the table.
You just experienced a phantom vibration.
A new study was released this week on the phenomenon. Led by IU-PU Fort Wayne's Michelle Drouin, it was published in the journal of Computers in Human Behavior. It's only the third study on this new phenomenon of the mobile age, so we can fairly say that these are the eleven things we know about phantom vibrations: