Regarding brain functioning and academic learning, the artice I found was very interseting. It tries to discover the link between the brain and music. The author has raised some research questions related with the "mozart effect" and how this can be used to improve problem solving and brain functioning. Moreover, this article provides us to think whether we can use music in our curricula to improve mathematics and IQ. The web link is as follows:
The second article I got is related to problem solving. The link it as follows:
This article provides over 50 problem solving strategies with the explanations and these strategies have sorted by types. Though this is a lenghty article, it is worth to read as it gives explanations with examples.