‘Phantom buzzing’ is creeping out smartphone, smartwatch users

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Robert Rosenberger, associate professor in the School of Public Policy, was quoted in the article "‘Phantom buzzing’ is creeping out smartphone, smartwatch users" in the New York Post, December 28, 2019. 


The Post previously reported that it is classified as “a real psychological phenomenon” and a legitimate hallucination.

“The phone actually becomes a part of you, and you become trained to perceive the phone’s vibration as an incoming call or text,” Robert Rosenberger, a Georgia Tech School of Public Policy professor, explained.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

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