A recent article in Science News, "Violent Dreams May Predict Illness in Advance", research has found a correlation between violent dreams and the eventual development of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's or Lewy Body Dementia as much as 15 to 25 years later, and in 80% to 100% of cases studied in males, who appear most vulnerable. This staggering report brings to mind an interesting observation that negative thoughts may seem to have a physical effect on the human body, which is as close to validating what some call pseudo-science. Of course, sleep expert Carlos Schenck of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Minneapolis may not have intended to imply such a connection, but he can't seem to offer a materialistic explanation. Could there be one? Or, could this study be added evidence of our power to change physical things with our thoughts? And would this news also encourage sufferers of violent dreams to try meditation?