March 19, 2017
The Nobel Prize (In which there are 5 categories for) is a very prestigious award. The winners are recognized for their academic, cultural, and/or scientific advances. What rarely people ask is what these people do after their given such an award. Does it boost their motivation to do more? Research shows this is not likely the trend. As you see from the graph below, the amount of research someone does after receiving a Nobel Prize drops significantly, showing a less concerted effort to keep improving in their field. Basically, they stop learning and trying so hard.