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.