User talk:Knarik Bagdasarian-1

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    The manuscript presented by Dr. Satomi Ebara, Dr. Takahiro Furuta and Prof. Kenzo Kumamoto, well known experts in their respective fields is very informative. It reviewed and discussed the current state of the research, recent major advances and discoveries in morphology and physiology of vibrissal mechanoreceptors, current debates and gaps in the field, ideas of further developments in research .The paper could be accepted for publication after some revision taking into consideration the following points: 1. The table should be revised and modified in order to make it self-explanatory as nearly as possible. The table would benefit if data qualifications as low / high frequency, low / high threshold, low/high velocity threshold will be supported as far as possible by maximum and minimum values. 2. The central idea of section Relationship between Morphology and Physiology is not clear. Moreover the article already contains a similar section (see Physiological and Morphological correlates). Discussion about terminology (first two sentences) seems to be redundant as it is sure that physiological studies based on various methods use specific terminologies which are different from morphological terminology. 3. It would be very informative to annotate in the same way (as it was done for Adaptation and Artificial whisking) all other columns presented in the right side (Physiology of receptors) of the table1. For example it would be useful to annotate the column “Type of Sensation” in the text i.e. what kind of touch (fine, light, deep, static, pressure and etc.) or what specific range in Hz of vibration (low, moderate, high) activate those mechanoreceptors. Also it would be useful to annotate the Threshold column as it is unclear what stimulation was applied; to annotate Receptive field column and give more information about Type I and Type II receptive fields (small/ large and etc.) mentioned in that column; to explain the difference between type I epidermal and type II dermal fibers, to explain velocity thresholds in Single fiber recordings column; irregular and regular inter spike intervals (ISI) in the Intracellular recordings.. 4. All unpublished data (6) and personal communications (11) require to cite the year in which the paper was written or presented

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