Nociception or pain in a decapod crustacean?

@article{Barr2008NociceptionOP,
  title={Nociception or pain in a decapod crustacean?},
  author={S. Barr and P. Laming and J. T. Dick and R. Elwood},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={745-751}
}
Nociception is the ability to perceive a noxious stimulus and react in a reflexive manner and occurs across a wide range of taxa. However, the ability to experience the associated aversive sensation and feeling, known as pain, is not widely accepted to occur in nonvertebrates. We examined the responses of a decapod crustacean, the prawn, Palaemon elegans, to different noxious stimuli applied to one antenna to assess reflex responses (nociception) and longer-term, specifically directed… Expand

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