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Why do You Get a Brain Freeze?

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Why do you get a brain freeze? Sometimes, after ice-cream or a cold drink, it can feel like your skull is squeezing in our your brain – it can even be pretty painful. The cold temperatures are picked up by pain receptors near your palate, so while a brain freeze feels like a headache, it’s actually just referred pain from your mouth. Keep watching for a few ways to get rid of a brain freeze… as much as I love ice-cream, it’s not quite worth the pain.

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References 🗂

Neuroscientists explain how the sensation of brain freeze works: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130522095335.htm

Society for Neuroscience: http://blog.brainfacts.org/2014/07/brain-freeze/#.WNP96RIrI2J

Ice-cream headaches and other headaches: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Torsten_Kraya/publication/299593439_Ice_cream_headache_in_students_and_family_history_of_headache_a_cross-sectional_epidemiological_study/links/57152ab808ae0f1a39b19f32.pdf

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