The following is a list of constructive criticism received during the cutting of Patient H.M.'s Brain during December, 2009.
"Very cool live feed - but why isn't he wearing gloves?"
"That guy is cutting H.M.'s brain right now without any gloves on! How can you dissect brains without using gloves?!"
"Braaaaains...I just had to say it. You guys are doing a great job, but why did you decide to broadcast it to the internet?"
"very interesting project. however, i would suggest against such frivolous topics as what music is playing (abbey road) when cutting this gentleman's brain. food for thought."
"It is HMs brain... if you can't keep that frozen to the right specs while you section, then stop cutting. I am appalled at the number of sections that have been lost because you have allowed the block to melt. Yes we all understand the need to clean the cryostat and change the blade, but I was shocked at the level of melting that is evident and the fact that you are adding ice only when you can't obtain a good section. Come on folks... Keep that brain at appropriate temperatures. Bubble wrap over the block is not going to do it." (Note: The bubble wrap's only purpose was to protect the surface of the block while we were handling tools for adjustments. The brain was kept frozen at -30C by three industrial grade chillers throughout the whole procedure. J.A.)
"Hello there, I can understand you may like to generate more interest into the important work you are doing, but I do find this webcam rather distasteful to say the least. Some things are perhaps better in private?"
"Your login procedure does not work."
"I found out about the slicing of the brain of 'H.M.', which you are pursuing right now. I am the sister of a 31 year old Australian man who donated his own brain following death due to a brain tumour. I find this quite a bizarre way to carry out research, and it disturbs me that you feel the need to stream the cutting on the internet. I question any value this could have, other than self-promotion. It's sad that people's morbid curiosity can now be satisfied by projects like this."
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 09:42 — tboadmin