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diffusion ofresponsibility

occursin groups when an individual feels less responsibilitybecause accountability is diffused amongst the group.Evident in emergency situations, whereby the larger thenumber of bystanders, the less responsibility each bystanderfeels.

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October 26th 2021

auditory cortex

 thearea of the brain (inthe temporalcortex) that connects fibers of the auditory nerve and interprets nerve impulses in aform that is perceived as sound.