'Brain freeze' is a nearly universal experience -- almost everyone has felt the near-instantaneous headache brought on by a bite of ice cream or slurp of ice-cold soda on the upper palate. However, scientists are still at a loss to explain this phenomenon. Since migraine sufferers are more likely to experience brain freeze than people who don't have this often-debilitating condition, brain freeze may share a common mechanism with other types of headaches, including those brought on by the trauma of blast-related combat injuries in soldiers.
image credit The instant headache brought on by ice cold food and drinks is the bane of the summer with ice-cream lovers often seen clutching their foreheads waiting for the gripping pain to ease. Scientists have noticed that migrai... Read Post
Did you ever get a brain freeze? Scientists have just discovered the cause (well, they get a bit more detailed than just "eating ice cream and drinking cold drinks, duh!"): The researchers brought on brain freeze in the lab by havin... Read Post