high ringxiety! oooh.... xiety!

Ringxiety: The illusion that you are hearing the sound of your phone ringing when it is actually not.

Clive Thompson writes about it here. He gets a little vulnerable on us too, confessing his own ringxiety attacks:

I sometimes find myself literally hallucinating mobile-phone sounds when I lie in bed... I'd like to think that I'm being hoaxed by a trick sound, but honestly I think that in this situation, the sounds are completely inside my head: A form of madness unique to the digital era.

Me too! I think I'm hearing the phone ring when I'm in bed of a morning, hoping against hope that the post office will (or often, will not) call me to work.

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