Experientia

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 164–167 | Cite as

Do insects feel pain? — A biological view

  • C. H. Eisemann
  • W. K. Jorgensen
  • D. J. Merritt
  • M. J. Rice
  • B. W. Cribb
  • P. D. Webb
  • M. P. Zalucki
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Eisemann
    • 1
  • W. K. Jorgensen
    • 1
  • D. J. Merritt
    • 1
  • M. J. Rice
    • 1
  • B. W. Cribb
    • 1
  • P. D. Webb
    • 1
  • M. P. Zalucki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. Lucia(Australia)

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