We thought this only happened with yawning. I guess our tech is a natural extension of our anatomy now: When you see someone yawn, it tends to make YOU want to yawn, right?
Well, a new studyfound the same thing also happens with our PHONES.
Researchers in Italy wanted to see how many people would check their phones if they saw someone else check theirs. So they tried it with 184 people who didn't know they were being watched.
And 176 of them picked up their own phone within 30 seconds.
Our first question was . . . well, don't a lot of us check our phone every 30 seconds now anyway? But when people in the study didn't see someone check their phone, less than 1% picked their own phone up.
It's a phenomenon called the "chameleon effect."