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What does SOC stand for?

SOC stands for Self-Organized Criticality (physical or biological behavior)

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Bak refers to this critical state as a state of self-organized criticality (SOC), since the sand grains on the surface of the sand pile have self-organized to a point where they are just barely stable.
Due to these characteristics, self-organized criticality is intuitively attractive as a model for brain functions such as perception and action, because it would allow us to switch quickly between mental states in order to respond to changing environmental conditions," said co-author Manfred Kitzbichler.
The motivation behind this approach was to test whether or not differing geographical fault layouts could account for the occurrence of discontinuous or continuous behavior called Self-Organized Criticality.
Physicists have explored the possibility that self-organized criticality occurs when sand grains are added to sandpiles, creating avalanches ranging in size from just a few grains to entire slopes (SN: 7/15/89, p.