Concepts and Recent Advances in Generalized Information Measures and Statistics

1. Since the introduction of the information measure widely known as Shannon entropy, quantifiers based on information theory and concepts such as entropic forms and statistical complexities have ...
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Erythrocytes Viscoelasticity Under the lens of Wavelet–Information Theory Quantifiers

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Ana Maria Korol, Maria Teresa Martin, Bibiana Riquelme, Mabel D’Arrigo and Osvaldo A. Rosso


We present an application of wavelet-based Information Theory quantifiers (Relative Wavelet Energy, Normalized Total Wavelet Entropy, Wavelet MPR-Statistical Complexity and Entropy-Complexity plane) on red blood cells membrane viscoelasticity characterization. These quantifiers exhibit important localization advantages provided by the Wavelet Theory. The present approach produces a clear characterization of this dynamical system. We have found out an evident manifestation of a random process on the red cell samples of healthy individuals, which is weakly less when studying glucose incubated erythrocytes, while there is a sharp reduction of randomness on analyzing a human haematological disease, such as β-thalassemia minor.


Time series, Hemorheology, Wavelet analysis, Entropy, Generalized Statistical Complexity, Thalassemia, Glycosylation.


Facultad de Ciencias Bioquimicas y Farmaceuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Suipacha 531, 2000 Rosario, Argentina