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Does a brain freeze kill brain cells?

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Brandon Scott on January 25, 2020

No. Brain freeze is a headache most commonly associated with quick consumption of cold substances, such as ice cream. When the cold substance comes in contact with your taste buds or the roof of the mouth and the sinus cavities that causes the blood vessels to vasoconstrict or get smaller. As the palate warms the blood vessels dilate. This rapid constriction and dilation is sensed by pain receptors that travel to the brain through the trigaminal nerve, which also serves as one of the main nerves of the facial area. Due to which the pain signal travels with the signals that come from the face, the brain thinks that it is the feeling of pain in the face that in reality does not exist, this is called referred pain. The only way in which the brain is effected is how it perceives the information received from the nerves. http://wiki.answers.com/What_does_a_brain_freeze_do_to_the_brain#ixzz17kJwkNDd .


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