Jun 01, 2006
Re-blogged from Smart Mobs
Following the New York Times story on "audio illusion, phantom phone rings or ringxiety and fauxcellarm" - described as the new reason for people to either bemoan the techno-saturation of modern life or question their sanity, News.com.au via Engadget now claims the phenomenon - of falsely believing you hear your mobile phone ringing or vibrating - is so widespread it has an official name: "ringxiety" and it's really the subconscious calculating how popular we are.
David Laramie, from California's School of Professional Psychology, who coined the termed ringxiety and says he himself is a sufferer.
More on phanthom vibrations and phanthom rings in Ringtonia.