In personal experimentation, I've noticed simple acts like placing the device on silent,
Nope not me. If I put my phone on silent I check it even more because now "I might have missed something!" I do sometimes forget my phone at home or in the car and I think that's healthy, but when I'm consciously trying to ignore it I find it better to leave the ringer on because then for the really important things (i.e., text or phone call) I will actually hear a notification and can then respond to it.
Apple has Do Not Disturb mode. Half the time I use it and it, too, just means I manually check my phone even more. The other half the time I forget it exists and don't use it, so... I think your mileage varies and depends on your relationship with your phone.
I like forgetting my phone. It forces me to be in the moment.