Love on the Brain

Featured on Snopes today: A viral "MRI of love," rumors about contracting HIV via manicure, and how Hillary Clinton got "her wish" that Donald Trump would run for office.

Published Oct 25, 2019

Of the many different kinds of images that are shared online, one would think an MRI scan would be among the least likely to go viral.

Not so, we learned, when a magnetic resonance image of a mother kissing her baby began trending on social media. According to the caption, it showed a chemical reaction in the baby’s brain caused by the mother's kiss. “It’s an MRI of love," the caption read.

Does it truly document the physical manifestation of love inside a human brain?’s David Mikkelson reports.

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