Today in OneZero, Medium’s flagship tech publication, I look at what we can all learn from autistic strategies for managing sensory overload. As I write in my story,

[B]y increasing the frequency, variety, and intensity of incoming stimuli, the digital world has unearthed more sensory quirks: Maybe our great-great-grandparents would have been just as aggravated by the incessant “ping” of incoming email, but they never had to find out. Brains that can handle the job of filtering out noise in the offline world may find that the digital realm poses new challenges, because even neurotypical people experience declines in gating capacity when they’re tired or stressed — and the digital world can certainly be exhausting and stressful.

Read the whole story in OneZero.