1.1 Editor’s Introduction: The Origins and Mission of IJT

Matthew Lombard, President, International Society for Presence Research; Department of Media Studies and Production, and Doctoral Program in Media & Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1.2 Social Robots and Social Presence: Interpersonally Communicating with Robots

David Westerman 1, Autumn Edwards 2, Chad Edwards 2 & Patric R. Spence 3

1 Department of Communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
2 School of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
3 Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

1.3 Sexual Presence: A qEEG Analysis of Sexual Arousal to Synthetic Pornography

Patrice Renaud 1 2, Sarah Michelle Neveu 1 2 3, Joanne-L. Rouleau 4 & Christian Joyal 5

1 Université du Québec en Outaouais
2 Institut National de Psychiatrie Légale Philippe-Pinel
3 Université du Québec à Montréal
4 Université de Montréal
5 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières