Having read "the mind that changes itself," i've become interested in neuroscience. However reading discussions about this book online there does appear to be controversy about the book and the author doesn't appear to be an actual neuroscientist as well as many scathing reviews online. It still was a good read and factual (i think?). However the actual subject i find very interesting. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a more respected book to give a good introduction, or any good resources to learn from.
You could try this one: 30-Second Brain: The 50 Most Mind-blowing Ideas in Neuroscience, Each Explained in Half a Minute. ISBN-10: 184831647X. I haven't read it myself but it covers a really wide spectrum: single neurons, neural networks, brain architecture, awareness, perception, disease, ageing, etc. Importantly it's written by really good scientists in who are all currently doing really interesting things.