Studying Henry Gustav Molaison, more commonly known as Patient H.M., and his memory impairments has revolutionised our understanding of human memory organisation. Researchers will analyse his brain next, but first they're slicing it up in a 50 hour long livestream.
You can follow along right here and watch H.M.'s brain be turned into super-thin slices and mounted onto glass plates for later study. Now, as much as I would love to watch all 50 hours of that process right with you, I will need to sleep at some point, so I'd think anyone who catches particularly nifty screengrabs from the stream and posts them in the comments would be super awesome. [The Brain Observatory via Slashdot]