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.