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We Finally Know What Really Causes Brain Freezes

Everyone has experienced that sharp, shooting headache as a result of stuffing their face with ice cream. Previously, scientists have suggested it’s just a result of the rapid cooling and rewarming of blood vessels in the sinuses, but a new study shows that the cause is actually buried much deeper. The research, carried out in part by Harvard Medical School, used trans-cranial Doppler imagin.
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Changes in brain's blood flow could cause 'brain freeze'

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

'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 ... Read Post

Found: The Cause of Brain Freeze and Ice Cream Headaches

Odd : Discoblog (2 years ago)

Ow, my anterior cerebral artery! Next time a bite of ice cream is ruined by brain freeze, you’ll know what to blame. New research suggests that changes in blood flow in the brain—and through the anterior cerebral artery in particula... Read Post

We Finally Know What Really Causes Ice Cream Headaches [Science]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (2 years ago)

Everyone's experienced that sharp, shooting headache as a result of stuffing their face with ice cream. Previously, scientists have suggested it's just a result of the rapid cooling and rewarming of blood vessels in the sinuses—but ... Read Post


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