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It's not clear from the article if the effect is dramatic enough for anyone else to notice since they characterize it as a "slight" decrease. But if you take this on a regular basis, you can notice your own responses and see if it seems true.
BTW, if you don't already know, acetaminophen is a major cause of liver damage, at least here in the US. You should never take more than 4000mg in a 24 hr period. One reason people take too much is that the drug is often a component of other OTC medications. So you think you're not overdosing but you really are.Half the study’s 80 participants were given a normal dose of paracetamol, while the other half took a placebo pill. They were then asked to view photos commonly used by researchers to test both positive and negative emotional responses. These included, for instance, unpleasant pictures of crying, malnourished children and pleasant images, such as children playing with cats.
The study found that those who had taken paracetamol reported slightly less intense reactions to the photos than those who had taken a placebo pill. They also found the photos less emotionally arousing.
The researchers speculated that paracetamol may affect signalling pathways inside the brain, which may have an effect on mood.
However, far more research is needed before any conclusions can be drawn as to whether the painkiller can dull emotional reactions, particularly real life events.