This has already been proven, by money. It makes even the nicest people evil.
This "study" doesn't make much sense to me. We see a thumb size print at a short distance because our eyes focus like a camera, not because we're fabricating the rest of the world in our peripherals. If you want to study someone, study bats, who can fly in the dark, or dolphins who use sonar, not humans, who are smart enough to destroy themselves and the world around them.