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Have you ever stopped mid-freeze to think about why our bodies react like this? (Ashlie Stevens/WFPL)
Have you ever stopped mid-freeze to think about why our bodies react like this? (Ashlie Stevens/WFPL)
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It turns out the science behind brain freeze — that painful ice cream headache — is the basis for new research into the causes and effects of pain.

Ashlie Stevens (@AshlieD_Stevens) from Here & Now contributor WFPL in Louisville explains.

This segment aired on July 26, 2017.

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