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How science can help understand (and live with) adolescence

How science can help understand (and live with) adolescence

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), adolescence is the period of our lives that spans from 10 to 19 years: a very large age group, which in itself is a reason for questioning by many people with disabilities. To understand those who are going through this challenging period of life. Sometimes they are seen as children, sometimes as adults… But how can science help this process, from the point of view of the parents and the family, and from the point of view of the teens themselves and the school they attend? And even from the point of view of majors that focus on areas of study other than these?

That’s what this episode of the Oxygen Podcast will be about. Christian Baio and Leandro Magrini talk about the changes that occur in the body and brain of all of us as we enter puberty and how these physiological changes affect our behavior. They interviewed Professor Sabine Pompia, from the Department of Psychobiology at the Universidad Escola Paulista de Medicina (Federal University of São Paulo), coordinator of the Adole-Sendo project. In addition to neuropsychologists, Principal Investigator of Adole-Sendo, Mônica Carolina de Miranda, and Unifesp graduate students Danielle Utsumi and Brino Pedrone, researchers who are members of this FAPESP-supported research group (Fundação de Amparo à Research of State of São Paulo) .

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