Experimental Setup (image) Frontiers Caption (A) This is a picture of the experimental setup. It shows the participant lying on robotic stroking device. (B) This is the robotic stoking device shown from feet perspective. The top shows the padding removed for motor view and the bottom shows the robot with padding as used in the experiment. (C) This is a schematic representation of the stroking regions (dashed red line), tactile vibrators (blue triangles), and thermocouple placement (green x). Credit Roy Salomon et al (2013) Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Usage Restrictions All Frontiers articles are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, (CC-BY 3,0), which permits the use, distribution and reproduction of material from published articles, provided the original authors and source are credited, and subject to any copyright notices concerning any third-party content. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.