Dr Aristea Ladas
Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dr Aristea Ladas

Assistant Professor

Academic Position

Assistant Professor & Research Associate


Research Projects Coordinator & Ethics for Research Coordinator

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Cognitive Experimental Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research methods, Open University, UK

Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Sheffield, UK

BSc (Hons) in Psychology, CITY College, University of Sheffield, UK

Office Strategakis Building, 24 Prox. Koromila st., 6th floor
Office Hours

Open-door policy (also available with appointment via email)

Telephone 2310 224521, int. 113
Email arladas@york.citycollege.eu
Skype Aristea Ladas
Twitter @aristea_ladas
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Dr. Ladas completed her PhD in 2013 which was awarded by the University of Sheffield. Her topic was neuroplasticity and specifically the phenomenon of bilingualism and its effects on attention processes throughout the lifespan. She was a a scientific coordinator in the Long Lasting Memories project (European Commission) , investigating neuroplasticity in older individuals' brain, as well as a researcher in other projects funded by the European Commission. She has also collaborated with the Spanish University of Almeria, as  a researcher. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at City College, University of York europe Campus . She is also a Researcher at the Neuroscience Research Center (NEUREC) the research hub of CITY College, University of York europe Campus, as well as a Research Associate at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), in the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Cluster. She is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) as well as a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter. Moreover, she has worked with children with autism and learning difficulties .


Introduction to Psychology, Topics in Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Philosophy of Science and Ethics, Interdisciplinary Psychology, Child Development, Reasoning & Critical Thinking for Psychologists, Contemporary Issues in Educational Psychology, Research Project Workshops.

Research Interests

My main research interest is the study of consciousness with neuroscientific methods, during sleep, at the same time combining the field of philosophy to understand consciousness better. Sleep and cognitive functions is a research interest that naturally derives from this! In addition, I am interested in Neuplasticity and dopaminergic mechanisms of affect and behavior (e.g. the neurocognitive effects of bilingualism, dementia effects in attention, the neurochemistry and early diagnosis of dementia through dopamine activity, cognitive aging, neuroplasticity in drug addiction/rehabilitation and the role of dopamine, Eye Blink Rates as a measure of dopamine function). Psychological reponses to the COVID-19 pandemic is another research interest of mine, particularly looking at cognitive factors of resilience to the pandemic and factors influencing conformity to the related quarantine measures.



  • Redžepagić, S. & Ladas, A. I. (in press). Prospective Memory, Sustained attention and Response Inhibition in Poly-substance Dependants stable on Methadone-Replacement Treatment. Substance Use & Misuse.
  • Krachtis, A., Karkala, A., Frantzidis, C. A., Gkivogkli, P. T., Ladas, A. I., Strollo, F., & Kourtidou-Papadeli, C. (2022). Arterial Stiffness Alterations in Simulated Microgravity and Reactive Sledge as a Countermeasure. High blood pressure & cardiovascular prevention : the official journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension, 29(1), 65–74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40292-021-00486-2
  • Vivas,A. B., Chrysochoou, E., Ladas, A. I., & Salvari, V. (2020). The moderating effect of bilingualism on lifespan cognitive development. Cognitive Development, 55, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100890.
  • The efficacy of the differential outcomes procedure as a cognitive intervention in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease. Vivas, A. B., Ypsilanti, A., Ladas, A. I., Kounti, F., Tsolaki, M., Estevez, A. F. (2018). Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, 1-7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2018.00364.
  • Vivas, A. B., Ladas, A. I., Salvari, V., & Chrysochoou, E. (2017). Revisiting the bilingual advantage in attention in low SES Greek-Albanians: does the level of bilingual experience matter?. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32:6, 743-756, DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1271442
  • Bamidis, P. D., Fissler, P., Papageorgiou, S. G., Zilidou, V., Konstantinidis, E. I., Billis, A., S., et al. (2015). Gains in cognition through combined cognitive and physical training: dosage and severity of neurocognitive disorder matters. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7. doi:  10.3389/fnagi.2015.00152.
  • Ladas, A.I., Carroll, D.J. & Vivas, A. B. (2015). Attentional processes in low-socioeconomic status bilingual children: are they modulated by the amount of bilingual experience? Child Development, 86, 557-78. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12332.
  • Frantzidis, C., Ladas, A. I., Vivas, A. B., Tsolaki, M. & Bamidis, P. D. (2014). Cognitive and physical training for the elderly: evaluating outcome efficacy by means of neurophysiological synchronization. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 93,1-11.
  • Ladas, A. I., Frantzidis, C., Bamidis, P. D. & Vivas, A. B. (2014). Eye blink rate as a biological marker of Mild Cognitive Impairment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 93, 12-16.
  • Billis, A. S., Konstantinidis, E. I., Zilidou, V., Wadhwa, K., Ladas, A. & Bamidis, P. D. (2013). Biomedical Engineering and elderly support. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare, 2, 21-37.
  • Semertzidou, A., Frantzidis, C. A.,  Ladas, A.,KaragianniM., Tsolaki, M. &  Bamidis, P. D. (2012). How aging affects emotional processing? Neurophysiological evidence using passive emotion evocative stimuli selected from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS). International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 408-409.
  • Ladas, A. I., Vivas, A. B., Frantzidis, C., & Bamidis, P.(2011). Spontaneous blink rate as a biological marker of dopamine function in old adults with mild cognitive impairment. Neuroscience Letters, 500, Supplement 1, e45
  • Frantzidis, C., Semertzidou, A., Ladas, A. I., Karagianni, M., Lithari, C., Kyrillidou, A., Grigoriadou, E., Klados, M. A., Vivas, A. B., Kounti, F., Tsolaki, M., Pappas, C., & Bamidis, P. (2011). Detecting neurophysiological alterations during Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia using wavelet-based energy computation and a Mahalanobis Distance classifier. Neuroscience Letters, 500, Supplement 1, e53
  • Bamidis, P.,  Frantzidis, C., Kyrillidou, A., Ladas, A. I., Grigoriadou, E., Billis, A., Konstantinidis, E., Zilidou, V., Mouzakidis, C., Semertzidou, A., Karagianni, M., Vivas, A. B., Tsolaki, M. (2011). Cognitive training, physical exercise and information technology: Neuroscientific challenges and first evidence from the LLM project  Neuroscience Letters, 500, Supplement 1, e6

Other Information

Dr. Ladas supervises UG & postgraduate students (MSc & PhD) on the topics of the cognitive effects of bilingualism and dopamine activity (measured with Eye Blink Rates) , drug addiction, neurplasticity and dopamine activity.


email: arladas@york.citycollege.eu

Office: Strategakis Building, 24 Prox. Koromila st.,6th floor
Tel: 2310 224521, int. 128


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