Staff Catalogue


Department of Psychology
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, ΟΕΔ01 Β205
University Campus

Dr. Evangelos Paraskevopoulos completed his bachelor's and master's studies in the Psychology Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH.). At the same time, he studied music theory and received a music diploma in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. He then moved to Muenster, Germany, to perform his Ph.D. in cognitive neurosciences and Magnetoencephalography at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis under Prof. Dr. Christo Pantev. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013, receiving a Summa Cum Laude. In 2011, he received an award in the young neuroscientist poster competition "NeuroVisionen 8 "by the NeuroNRW - Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a postdoctoral research fellowship from A.U.TH. In 2017, he received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Foundation of State Fellowships of Greece (IKY) for an electroencephalographic study of multisensory perception. Similarly, in 2018, he secured a post-doc research grant from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation focusing on the cortical network of multisensory perception and developed a computerized music-reading serious game. His research interests focus on cortical plasticity throughout the lifespan, complex and multilayer networks, music perception (disorders) and multisensory integration, while his essential research tools include Magnetoencephalography and Electroencephalography. He has more than 40 published papers in international refereed journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimage etc. He has also published three book chapters and more than 50 contributions to international conferences with posters and talks. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate and principal investigator in the medical physics laboratory in AUTH and as a part-time lecturer in the Psychology department of the City College, an international faculty of the University of Sheffield. He currently holds a Lecturer position in the Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus and is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project Tin-TRAC: Interprofessional Training for Tinnitus Researchers and Clinicians.

Complex brain networks

Cortical Plasticity throughout the lifespan

Music perception and relevant disorders

Higher cognitive processes related to sound processing

Multisensory Perception

Serious games and cognitive interventions


Methodology of M/EEG

Ihalainen, R., Kotsaridis, G., Vivas, A. B., & Paraskevopoulos, E. (2022). The effect of musical training on the processing of audiovisual correspondences: Evidence from a reaction time task. PsyArXiv. (Submitted at PLOS one)

Paraskevopoulos, E.; Avraamides M.; Bamidis, D. P.; Dobel, C.; Gilou, S.; Ioannou, C. I.; Kikkidis, D.; Mazurek, B.; Schlee, W.; Shimi, A.; Vellidou, E. (2022) Utilizing co-creative principles to develop an e-learning plat-form for interprofessional training on tinnitus: The Erasmus+ project Tin-TRAC. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(14), 8323; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19148323 

Paraskevopoulos E., Chalas N., Anagnostopoulou, A., Bamidis P. (2022). Interaction within and between cortical networks subserving multisensory learning and its reorganization due to musical expertise. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-16.  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-12158-9 

Chalas N, Karagiorgis, A., Bamidis P, Paraskevopoulos E. (2022). Cross-modal symbolic and non-symbolic judgements of magnitude: the impact of musical training. PLOS One. 17(5): e0266165. 

Karagiorgis, A., Chalas, N., Karagianni, M., Papadelis, G., Vivas, A., Bamidis, P.D., Paraskevopoulos, E., (2021) Computerized music-reading intervention improves resistance to unisensory distraction within a multisensory task, in young and older adults. Frontiers in human neuroscience, Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:742607.

Paraskevopoulos E, Chalas N, Karagianni M, Karagiorgis A, Papadelis G, Styliadis, C, Bamidis P., (2021). Aging effects on the neuroplastic attributes of multisensory cortical networks as triggered by a computerized music reading training intervention. Cerebral Cortex, Doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa213 

Paraskevopoulos E, Dobel C, Wollbrink A, Salvari, V, Bamidis, PD, Pantev C. (2019). Maladaptive alterations of resting state cortical networks in Tinnitus: A directed functional connectivity analysis of MEG data. Scientific Reports. 9: 15452. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51747-z

Salvari V, Paraskevopoulos E, Chalas N, Müller K, Wollbring A, Dobel C, Korth D, Pantev C., (2019) Auditory categorization of tool sounds versus natural sounds by means of MEG functional brain connectivity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13, 1052. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01052

Paraskevopoulos E, Chalas N, Kartsidis, P, Bamidis PD. (2018). Statistical learning of multisensory regularities is enhanced in musicians: an MEG study. NeuroImage, Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.04.002.

Zilidou, V, Frantzidis, C, Romanopoulou, E, Paraskevopoulos, E, Douka, S, Bamidis, P, (2018). Functional re-organization of cortical networks of senior citizens after a 24-week traditional dance program. Front Aging Neurosci. 2018; 10: 422. Doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00422

Paraskevopoulos E, Chalas N, Bamidis PD. (2017). Functional connectivity of the cortical network supporting statistical learning in musicians and non-musicians: an MEG study. Scientific Reports, 7(1) 16268. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16592-y

Paraskevopoulos, Ε., Kuchenbuch, A., Herholz, S., Bamidis, P., Pantev, C., (2015). Musical training is related to altered functional connectivity during multisensory integration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(40) 12522–12527. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1510662112

Styliadis, C., Kartsidis, P., Paraskevopoulos, E., Ioannides , A., Bamidis, P., (2015). Neuroplastic effects of combined computerized physical and cognitive training in elderly individuals at risk for dementia: an eLORETA controlled study on resting states. Neural Plasticity. Vol. 2015. Article ID 172192, 12 pages. Doi: 10.1155/2015/172192

Pantev, C., Paraskevopoulos, E., Lu, Y., Kuchenbuch, A., Herholz, S., (2015). Musical expertise is related to neuroplastic changes of multisensory nature within the auditory cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience. 41 709-717. Doi: 10.1111/ejn.12788

Paraskevopoulos, Ε., Kuchenbuch, A., Herholz, S., Foroglou, N., Bamidis, P., Pantev, C., (2014). Tones and numbers: a combined EEG - MEG study on the effects of musical training in magnitude comparisons of audiovisual stimuli. Human Brain Mapping. 35(11) 5389 - 5400. Doi: 10.1002/hbm.22558.

Pape, J., Paraskevopoulos, E., Bruchmann, M., Wollbring, A., Rudack, C., Pantev, C., (2014). Playing and listening to tailor-made notched music: Cortical plasticity induced by unimodal and multimodal training in Tinnitus patients. Neural Plasticity. vol. 2014. Article ID 516163. 10 pages. Doi: 10.1155/2014/516163

Kuchenbuch, A., Paraskevopoulos, E., Herholz, S., Pantev, C., (2014). Audio-tactile integration and the influence of musical training. Plos One. 9(1): e85743. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085743.

Paraskevopoulos, E., Herholz, S., (2013). Multisensory integration and neuroplasticity in the human cortex. Translational Neuroscience. 4(3) 1-12. Doi: 10.2478/s13380-013-0134-1

Paraskevopoulos, Ε., Kuchenbuch, A., Herholz, S., Pantev, C., (2012). Musical expertise induces audio-visual integration of abstract congruency rules. Journal of neuroscience, 32 (50) 18196 – 18203. Doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1947-12.2012