Celebrities including Jeremy Paxman and Jane Asher have pledged to donate their brains to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. About 1,000 people have already joined a donor register run by the Parkinson's Disease Society but the charity hopes to double this number by the end of the year.
A spokesman for the Parkinson's Society said, "we were delighted that Jeremy came forward to offer his brain. The surgery went extremely well, and his brain is now being studied by our experts. I'm sure his 'Newsnight' interviewees won't notice a difference".
Paxman, who has now been discharged from hospital, commented briefly on his donation, saying, "bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrraaaaAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNSSSSSSsssssss", before conducting an acerbic interview with Vince Cable.
The society is hoping that more celebrities will come forward, and that the increased publicity garnered will help increase awareness of the disease and help find a cure.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also pledged his brain to the campaign, however the Society turned down his offer claiming that they only wanted healthy brains. His offer was not in vain, though, as his brain has been accepted by Battersea Dogs' Home, who are suffering a shortage of dog food.