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What is Brain Freeze?

By Ashley Beck | June 12, 2013

Rooster Punch Popsicle

Rooster Punch Popsicle

With the summer heat here to stay, brain freeze is something we will come into contact with more often. But what really happens? Surely your brain isn’t actually freezing… or is it? With an ice cream cone in hand (mint chocolate chip, of course), and these questions on the brain, I thought I’d do a bit of research to find out what really goes on when the freeze hits.

As most of you know, brain freeze or “ice-cream headache” occurs when a cold stimulus such as ice cream, popsicle or frozen beverage is consumed too quickly causing a painful headache lasting about 20-30 seconds. But why does this occur? Read More

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