Here's the science behind why it happens, plus how to ease it fast
(Carnegie Institution for Science) The brain is the body's mission control center, sending messages to the other organs about how to respond to various external and internal stimuli. Located in the forebrain, the habenular region is one such message-conducting system. Two new papers explain how the habenulae develop and their unsuspected role in recovering from fear.
Bars go beyond frosé this summer with wine slushies, shakes and more.
An ice cream sundae can be the perfect treat to end a hot day. Or maybe a cold smoothie to start the day strong. No matter your choice of treat, these delicious cold foods--and especially beverages--can stop you in your tracks with a good ol' case of sphenolopalatine ganglioneuralgia--or brain freeze.
If you’ve never experienced a brain freeze and a toothache simultaneously, the Department of Awesome Overindulgence recommends rapidly eating a Cotton Candy Burrito from the Sugar Sugar dessert shop in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The “tortilla”...Show More Summary
Slow Food Atlanta’s annual Ice Cream Social churns out Buckhead’s smoothest route to a brain freeze on Saturday, June 24 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Lick summer heat tasting ice creams and sorbets by top local...Show More Summary
This fan quickly and painfully learned that chugging massive amounts of the stuff at one time can have painful consequences.
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Ice cream headaches Does your favorite ice cream or frosty treat give you "brain freeze?" Ice cream headaches — officially known as cold stimulus headaches — are brief, stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat, drink or inhale something cold. Learn what's behind this type of headache and the easy […]
Nothing says summer like baseball, very cold drinks and mind-numbing brain freeze. A young sports fan experienced all three at a Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball game on Sunday, where he participated in a Icee-chugging contest. SEE...Show More Summary
Winning > brain freeze.
Our man was not going to be denied in the Icee Chugging Contest. No matter the cost. No. Matter. The. Cost.#BrainFreeze #AutoZoneParkFun pic.twitter.com/swg1LMPP4P — Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) June 11, 2017 If you ever find yourself in an Icee chugging contest, please know what you’re getting into. Show More Summary
Brace for the mother of all brain freezes Hey Montreal, remember when the only ice cream came from Québon and Sealtest? Times have changed—these 20 ice cream shops (listed in geographical order) are the crème de la crème.
Where to drink frozen cocktails when it's hot as hell After a long, miserable winter, it appears that summer has finally decided to make an appearance in Seattle. If you're totally ill-equipped to handle even the mildest of hot days,...Show More Summary
Ice cream and slushies have a sucky side — and, no, not the empty sugary calories.
A new study about LSD has given us a better understanding of what exactly happens to our brain when we’re on a trip. For the first time, researchers were able to ‘freeze’ an LSD molecule on the brain to take x-ray crystallography images. Scientists found that when the LSD molecule latches onto your brain’s serotonin […]
The scourge of ice cream eaters everywhere, this headache doesn't have to last long.
Prepare your brain for a deep freeze. The Museum of Ice Cream, a wildly popular pop-up art installation that came to New York City last year, is landing in downtown L.A. next month. The museum will feature interactive exhibits including a "banana split" made of 10,000 bananas and a "swimming pool"...
New insights into the counter-intuitive finding that people with more working memory capacity are more prone to choking under pressure. By Christian Jarrett
Northwestern rode in to Salt Lake City on a wave of euphoria following its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. They rode out victorious thanks in large part to their defense and a stunning brain freeze at the worst possible...Show More Summary