comments 1. change "The whisking frequency is stable during whisking and change only between whisking epochs (Berg and Kleinfeld, 2003)." to "During exploration the whisking frequency can be maintained remarkably stable during each whisking epoch, with frequency changes occuring between whisking epochs (Berg and Kleinfeld, 2003)."
2. in "Comparisons with saccadic eye movements" - add a comparison of the "main sequence" (correlation between amplitude and peak velocity, and duration and peak velocity (e.g., see Deutsch et al 2012)
Author reply: I have made the changes as requested by the reviewer.
Please add cross-references to the articles [vibrissal behavior and function] and [vibrissa mechanical properties], you might also want to reference [whisking pattern generation]. Please check for undue overlap with any of these articles. Some overlap is ok as long as there is not substantial duplication of content.
Author reply (03-22-15): Cross-references have been incorporated. No undue overlap with these articles noted.