Marks, John. The Search for the 'Manchurian Candidate': The CIA and Mind Control. New York: Times Books, 1979.
McFadden, Johnjoe. "Synchronous firing and its influence on the brain's electromagnetic field: Evidence for an electromagnetic theory of consciousness." Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2002, vol. 9 (4), pp. 23-50; "The conscious electromagnetic information (cemi) field theory: The hard problem made easy?" Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2002, vol. 9 (8), pp. 45-60.
Nijinski, Waslaw. The Diary of Waslaw Nijinsky. Edited by Romola Nijinsky. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
PBS. Madness (video). "Case Studies in Schizophrenia: Gerald," from 1984 series The Brain.
Persinger, Michael A., and Gyslaine F. Lafrenière. Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1977. The idea of a geopsyche is borrowed from this book, which also features a geomagnetic explanation for UFO experiences, alluded to by Mike in Chapter 33.
Pockett, Susan. The Nature of Consciousness: A Hypothesis. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press, 2000.
Schreber, Daniel Paul. Memoirs of my Nervous Illness. Translated and edited by Ida Macalpine and Richard A. Hunter. London: W. Dawson, 1955.
Tausk, Victor. "On the origin of the 'influencing machine' in schizophrenia." The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 1933, vol. 2, p. 519 ff.
The shorthand system used by Miranda is Handywrite.
Parts of Miranda's coded rant in Chapter 35 are adapted from Nijinsky's diary, Madness video, and Susan Pockett's book.
The first book that Drew pulls from the shelf in Chapter 37 is René Crevel's My Body and I, translated by Robert Bononno. Archipelago Books, 2005. pp. 49, 53, 69, 71, 75.
Miranda's drawing in Chapter 38 is a facsimile of one in Richard McLean's memoir, Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia. Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2003.
The complex figure in Part III was first designed by André Rey in 1941 and modified in 1944 by Paul-Alexandre Osterrieth. The test as it is administered today is usually called the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test.