Why We All Scream When We Get Ice Cream Brain Freeze

Anyone who has eaten ice cream too fast is painfully aware of the phenomenon known as the brain freeze. But have you ever wondered about the science behind the ice cream-induced headache? NPR examined this painful reaction, which is viewed as a rite of summer by many despite the rather unpleasant effects.  The medical term for the headaches caused by frozen foods is sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia, also classified as a Cold Stimulus Headache (CSH). Brain freeze occurs when the...

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