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Brain Freeze Cause and Other Astonishing Ice Cream Facts

Brain Freeze Cause and Other Astonishing Ice Cream Facts

Your love for ice cream might have given you a headache, and you wonder: how could something so good cause so much pain? Well, here is what happens when you surprise your body with a big amount of ice cream or slushy: In the back of your mouth’s roof, there resides a nerve center filled with nerve clusters that are shocked by the coldness of ice cream you just quickly downed. These nerves alert the brain that your body temperature just dropped. The brain reacts by quickly contracting your head’s blood vessels. In no time, your mouth temperature returns to normal, and the nerves send signals of this news to the brain which quickly dilates the vessels it ordered to …

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