Curved Membrane effect: Movements of the tympanic membrane are more at the periphery than at the centre where malleus is attached which provides some leverage. This is called as curved membrane effect.

I am unable to comprehend how movement is more at periphery than at centre. Practically movement is more at the centre as can be seen from this .gif or from following image: enter image description here

So, why it is said that movement is more at periphery?

  • $\begingroup$ Why down vote?? $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ "...as seen from the gif" Is the gif not accurate in showing the curved membrane effect? $\endgroup$
    – kmm
    Jun 4, 2017 at 12:45
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, see a better picture here doctorlib.info/physiology/medical/medical.files/image540.jpg $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    Jun 4, 2017 at 12:54


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