Advances in Lobster Neuroscience
October 13, 2012 12:15 PM Subscribe
Lobster neuroscience: What new findings about pain and nociception in crustaceans have been made since 2004?
David Foster Wallace wrote his famous essay
on lobster welfare in 2004. What have we learned about crustacean pain since then? What do our best existing theories of consciousness suggest about the difference between pain and nociception in humans and animals? Are nociceptors really "pain receptors?" How sure are we, without treading too far into hard-core philosophy?
Here are some resources
from a few years ago. Here is a notorious paper
on pain in fish that lays out the "no pain without a neocortex" case.