Our group studies how aging influences cognition and emotion using behavioral tools, peripheral physiology as well as structural and functional neuroimaging methodologies. We have a major current focus being the differentiation between successful and non-successful aging with respect to cognitive and emotional health. Both seem to be maintained by compensatory and adaptive mechanisms in response to age-related life and brain changes. We want to know how the brain contributes to this adaptation and whether/why this adaptation is lacking in non-successful aging like late-life depression and older people with cognitive impairment. Accordingly, in our current intervention studies we investigate whether it is possible to boost cognitive and emotional resilience in aging. In this context, as part of the SFB TR 134, we are interested in the effects of weight and eating behavior on neurobehavioral functions across the life-span and how such effects can be modulated by dietary intervention.