Jokes and cartoons about the PhD studies:

During the conference you can compete for valuable prizes (books, etc.) with your jokes and cartoons drawn on the topic of the PhD studies.

The rules are the following:

Bring with you your creative creations in any format, printed or drawn directly on paper to the registration where you will be assigned as an anonymous competition number. Then your joke or comic will be evaluated by all participants who wish to vote (each participant will have one vote).
The first three humorous posts with the highest number of points win. The winners together with the other competitions will be announced at the end of the conference in the main hall. The organizers reserve the right to reject the contribution that would be grossly unethical and extremely rude. For the successful conduct of this competition is responsible to contact Miroslav Charvat.

Useful Wiki definition:

A joke, anecdote, or forums, or gag is a short narrative designed to entertain the recipient (listener or reader). It is usually based on ambiguity, absurdity or paradox, is brief and leads to significant and striking point.
Comics are an artistic medium, sometimes referred to as the "ninth art", which are arranged chronologically consecutive drawings or any other display with accompanying text in the target sequence. Altogether they usually form a story. One image that usually captures a moment, in the comic book terminology is called a panel. The condition is that the panels must be arranged next to each other.

"A joke is a source of pleasure," wrote Sigmund Freud. "Unlike other ways to it, this does not spring from the body, but from the words or the pictures."

In its statement Freud said there are many other interesting observations, such as:
"In a funny mood most people can probably make jokes, the ability to create jokes occur only in a very few persons, regardless of the mood."
"The trick is the most social í of all mental performance leading to gain pleasure."

FREUD, S. (2005): Joke and its relation to the unconscious. Collected Writings 6th part. Psychoanalytic exp. J. Kocourek.

An open question is how neural connections in the brain affect human need to cartoons. The psychologist Andrea Samson from the Swiss University of Fribourg and her colleagues conducted an experiment with volunteers. Using fMRI they watched their brains as they watched cartoons of ninety different characters and as well images that were not funny at all. The results clearly showed that an important wasn’t the character of the joke. It did not matter even whether it was a joke social, political, sexual or a black or absurd humor. Important was the point of the joke.

SAMSON A. C. ZYSSET S., HUBER O. (2008). Cognitive humor processing: Different logical Mechanisms in nonverbal cartoons-an fMRI study. Social neuroscience, Vol. 3, NO2, no. 125-140

We look forward to your reactive ... sorry ... creative creations, o)