In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos.

Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in the pain reliever Tylenol and is found in more than 600 medicines.

Previous research had shown that acetaminophen works not only on physical pain, but also on psychological pain.

The results suggest that acetaminophen affects our emotional evaluations and not our magnitude judgments in general, researchers said.The results appear in the journal Psychological Science.

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