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Caption: The attached movie is the RTS being used in a psychophysical study where the subject is rating how pleasant/unpleasant the stroking touch is when delivered to different body sites. There is great heterogeneity across the body, which probably reflects the differential innervation by CTs of the body.
Credit: Neuron, McGlone et al.
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