A cultural history of fidgeting

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There's no such thing as 'idle hands', according to psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader.

In fact, the compulsion to fiddle is so strong that through history humans have invented many technologies to keep our hands busy: mobile phones are just the most recent.

A group of friends gather around a table, sharing a meal but not talking, fiddling instead with their smartphone touchscreens.

Read more...http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/a-cultural-history-of-fidgeting/7517228