Pain's Benefit to Squid May Hold Clues to Chronic Human Pain, Scientists Say

May 8, 2014 6:48 PM

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Pain's Benefit to Squid May Hold Clues to Chronic Human Pain, Scientists Say

A new study of squid looks at the long-term consequences of pain, which may help the sea creatures survive brushes with predators.

For the longfin inshore squid, pain can mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study. That's because pain prompts injured squid to behave in ways that help it survive encounters with a fish predator, researchers said.

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