Quantification of coordinates of whisker basepoints, skull and facial features, and distances between these structures.
(A) Position of the eyes, pinnae, nostrils, mouth, incisors, and bregma and lambda on the rat using coordinates θ and φ. The whisker array has been aligned into standard position and orientation using the average row plane. θ and φ are measured from the origin representing the average of all matched left and right whisker basepoints. The black dot indicates the theoretical dorsal mouth location. Notice that in this figure, the right and left facial features were not averaged. The left [right] facial features represent the average of the left [right] sides of five rats. (B) Average straight-line distances (mm) between facial features. Green indicates smaller distances, while blue indicates larger magnitudes. Entries in the array are sorted by proximity to the origin. Abbreviations: Lt. = left, Rt. = right, B.P. = basepoint, Cd. = caudal, Rs. = rostral, Do. = dorsal, La. = lateral.