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Cognitive overload -- rewire your brain in the digital age | Darren McNelis | TEDxTallaght

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Darren classes himself as a polymath and an adaptationist. Self confessed to be average to poor all through his academic life, Darren failed college twice. Until finally he figured out what was holding him back mentally. He was spending most of his time playing video games and completely overloading his working memory and damaging his ability to learn effectively. After he made this realization he took his learning into his own hands and went back and finished college and subsequently became an author and speaker. He is now a coach for businesses and individuals showing them how to empower and improve themselves with strategies and techniques that will help them reach success in this over competitive world. You can follow him on Twitter @Darrenmacnelis.

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