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Is this Image Fake?

Have you seen this image and wondered, “Is that real?”. Tried hunting down a source that could conclusively answer that only to be met by mountains of pseudoscience? If so, you’re in luck. The answer’s right here. After finding it for myself I figured it was worth taking a few minutes to put it out there just so there’s a little candle out there for folks who happen to be searching for the truth on this in the future. About a week ago a friend of mine drew my attention to this image. It came from a popular science article (link) on the how a baby’s interaction with its mother “determined” whether its brain developed normally. Now the article itself was generally decently worded as far as pop brain science stuff goes but it hinted very strongly that it was the lack of an affectionate bond that was the primary …

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