Cognitive decline is a common non-hemorrhagic complication of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF). Increase in cerebral circulation time (CCT) can be related to significant resting-state functional changes in the brain. 30 DAVF patients and a similar cohort of age-matched controls underwent resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI) and the results were correlated with CCT and neuropsychological profile. Patients with high CCT showed decreased connectivity at DMN seed regions and less compensatory pre-frontal connectivity (pFDR < 0.05), which showed a trend in reversal after a month of embolisation therapy. These findings may be of significance in formulating treatment strategies in DAVF.