Can acetaminophen reduce the pain of decision-making?

@inproceedings{DeWall2015CanAR,
  title={Can acetaminophen reduce the pain of decision-making?},
  author={C. Nathan DeWall and David S. Chester and D. Steven White},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Psychological and behavioral economic theories have shown that people often make irrational and suboptimal decisions. To describe certain decisions, people often use words related to pain (“hurt,” “painful”). Neuroscientific evidence suggests common overlap between systems involved in physical pain and decision-making. Yet no prior studies have explored whether a pharmacological intervention aimed at reducing physical pain could reduce the pain of decision-making. The current… CONTINUE READING

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