The Science of Character - Learning & the Brain Conference

Pooneh Roney (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Neuroscience and psychological sciences research has found that “character strengths,” such as self-control, conscientiousness, resilience, grit, empathy and social-emotional skills are linked to greater school, college, career and life success, higher test scores, less bullying and behavior problems and better social and cognitive functioning. Research has also discovered that we can use the brain’s neuroplasticity to train these skills, often called non-cognitive or soft skills, in students through instruction, video games and meditation.
Period13 Nov 201515 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationBoston, United States


  • Character
  • Non Cognitive Skills
  • Grit
  • Neuroscience