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A brain freeze is an intense ‘squeezing’ sensation on your head. Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation

Curious Kids: what is brain freeze?

There are several different science ideas around why, but the answer may have something to do with what happens when we cool down the roof of our mouth.
A headache is not from your brain itself hurting, but it might mean some of the muscles, membranes and tissues surrounding the brain or its blood supply system could be hurting. Shutterstock

Curious Kids: what is a headache? Is it our brain hurting?

The brain itself can’t actually feel pain. It can't sense damage to itself the way your finger can. We know this because people can have brain surgery while they are totally awake.

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