Friday Squid Blogging: The Evolutionary Purpose of Pain
A new study shows that Doryteuthis pealei in pain -- or whatever passes for pain in that species -- has heightened sensory sensitivity and heightened reactions.
The idea, although this is a major extrapolation at this point, is that pain is a security mechanism. It helps us compensate for our injured -- i.e. weakened -- state.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on May 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM • 83 Comments