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Crabs 'sense And Remember Pain'


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Queen's University says new research it conducted shows crabs not only suffer pain but retain a memory of it.

The study, which looked at the reactions of hermit crabs to small electric shocks, was carried out by Professor Bob Elwood and Mirjam Appel.

article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/norther...and/7966807.stm

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Wow.. I've changed my mind on crustaceans, then! I've read so many articles against this theory.

Great find! Thanks~!

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I've longed believed that invertebrates, including hermits, can feel pain, but due to the lack of a central nervous system, it isn't the kind of pain we know. Thanks for sharing that article. I wish they would elaborate on how they process the pain and how they feel it. That is very, very interesting and I hope we hear more about this in the future.

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