Financial decision-making is crucial for an autonomous, independent life. Older adults might have more difficulties with financial decision-making due to cognitive decline that accompanies normal aging. However, an improved knowledge, experience and affective decision-making may lead to a stable or even improved age-related performance in other aspects of financial decision-making.
The desire to understand the neuronal mechanisms underlying changes in food pleasantness is becoming increasingly relevant in order to maintain adequate dietary intake in young and older adults. Our research shows that emotion and cognitive mechanisms, in addition to sensation, should be taken into account to understand food pleasantness with age.