04/24/2014 11:54 am ET

Why Do We Feel Phantom Phone Vibrations?

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Phantom phone vibrations are a relatively new phenomenon. After all, no one felt a corded house line ringing in their pocket 50 years ago.
What are phantom phone vibrations, exactly? It’s when you feel your cellphone buzzing on your belt clip or in your pocket, only to look at your phone and see that nothing’s there – no text, no Facebook message, no phone call – nada.

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